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Animal found in garden

Observed: 10th February 2013 By: Jones_304
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chrisbrooks's picture

ID information

Here is a link that will tell you more about the Muntjac Deer

http://www.new-forest-national-park.com/muntjac-deer-fact-file.html

scubamann's picture

muntjac

Chris,
Sorry about duplicate posting. There was no posting when I started typing.
Geoff the scubamann

chrisbrooks's picture

It happens

It happens Geoff, no worries. I have done the same myself, many times. Regards Chris.

Jones_304's picture

Their food?

We have chafer grub in our lawn and some animal is tearing up the grass in order to get to these. Would a Reece's muntjac do this?

Thankk for all your help

Jones_304's picture

Their food?

We have chafer grub in our lawn and some animal is tearing up the grass in order to get to these. Would a Reece's muntjac do this?

Thankk for all your help

Jones_304's picture

Sorry meant reeve's

Sorry meant reeve's

chrisbrooks's picture

Grass

If you grass is ripped shreds it sounds more like the work of a Badger.

DebbieA's picture

The photo looks like a munjac

The photo looks like a munjac deer to me. They are becoming quite common in gardens now in the south of England and will become more common moving north as they spread. If is a regular occurance in your area you should hear a weird barking noise they do. All deer are vegetarian, so shouldn't be interested in the grubs in your lawn, that may be something else. Deer will be more interested in your bushes and roses.

Debbie Alston