Monday, 13 February 2012

muntjac deer

One of the good things about the snow that still sits on the fields here, is that we can see the tracks of the animals. I'm not sure which animal leaves which tracks though I can work out the rabbit tracks that keep close to the hedge and could see where the rat that had crept out from a hole in the wall, tiptoed along the edge of the duck run, through the wire mesh gate and under the door into the food store.

I probably wouldn't have worked out the tracks left by this muntjac deer. This little creature appeared in the garden, nibbling at whatever was laying beneath the crab apple tree. We often see muntjac deer on the farm but they rarely stand still long enough for me to find my camera and take a photo.

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