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Muntjac Deer

Observed: 23rd April 2010 By: WombatWombat’s reputation in MammalsWombat’s reputation in Mammals

Male muntjac nibbling at the weeds,posing and having a scratch

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    muntjak deer
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Excellent photos of a very shy species. They have quietly colonised Teesside, apparently.

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This is an adult male, a buck. Not only has it got antlers but a very pronounced 'V' pattern on the forehead. This is missing in young males and is more 'U' shaped in females. In addition you can see the pronounced canines which protrude over the lower lips, a sign this is an adult buck. As Roger says, wonderful photos of an elusive species.

Graham Banwell

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