Matthew's picture

Chinese Water Deer

Observed: 8th May 2010 By: MatthewMatthew’s reputation in MammalsMatthew’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

Feeding in woods.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Gill Sinclair's picture

Chinese water deer

I thought Chinese water deer too. Has what is sometimes described as 'teddy bear' face (although some weird teddy bear), and prominant tusks.

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Rob Coleman's picture

I'm pretty sure this is

I'm pretty sure this is Chinese Water Deer - large ears and no facial stripes (also common at Strumpshaw).

Rob Coleman

tootsietim's picture

You'd be hard pressed not to

You'd be hard pressed not to see a water deer at strumpshaw. I've seen them on the railway lines from the car park before now.

the naturalist man's picture

Chinese water deer

The rump would be higher than the shoulders if this were a muntjac. See the link below for another picture of water deer.

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/9835?nav=related

Graham Banwell

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