Saturday, 1 June 2013

Muntjac Deer

The Muntjac Deer can be found in a variety of environments around the country.
The images below are of one that I took photographs of earlier this week. There were two, but one disappeared through the hedge before I had a chance to take any shots of it. I quickly decided it was better to try and get some good shots of one rather than lose the opportunity altogether, which doesn't come my way very often. 


Interestingly I read that Muntjac breed throughout the year rather than any specific season.
They are also the oldest known breed of deer. There is a variety of Muntjac species throughout many countries, but the one that occupy's the British Isles is the Reeve's Muntjac.



22 comments:

  1. very interesting and wonderful that you were able to photograph this one. I have never seen this deer . Margare

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    1. Thanks Margaret. They are very common now.

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    2. Roy, I am writing a post about my fields and the other day I saw a muntjac deer in the lane leading to the fields and as I approached it happily went through the open gate into the field as I drove up (first time I have seen one there, though I have known they were around) By the time I got into the field it was already nearly down the other end, then hopped over the stream and away before I could get a photograph. Would you mind very much if I used your photo for illustration? I will, of course give appropriate credit to you and your blog if I may do that - here`s the address of my blog if you would like to inspect same... Cheers Keith M https://keithmelton10.wordpress.com/

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    3. Hi Keith, yes, not a problem.

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  2. Well captured Roy...and interesting info, they don't normally hang about too long to have their portraits taken!...[;o)

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  3. Hey Roy...It looks so strange to me certainly not anything like the one we have here(Maine).
    The White Tail is all we have!!
    Interesting that they don't have a specific breeding season!! Are there a large number of them if so!!
    Love its face!!
    Grace

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  4. Looks like you are having a good butterfly season. Mine is just starting to ramp up. I've got my fingers crossed.

    I've never hard of these deer before. How cool.

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  5. Lovely shots Roy. I know there are deer around this and the next village but so far have only had a three second encounter.

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    1. Thanks John, these little Muntjac are everywhere, but remain secluded most of the time.

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  6. Ho Roy, I like the deer but I love the Orange Tip in the headpicture, Beautiful!

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  7. Hi Roy! I've missed your blog 'somehow' it went missing in my reader. Surely not as far back as when you changed names; I remember that happening.. Anyway, found you again and have got you in my Feedly list now. Your header image is beautiful with the wonderful butterfly and the muntjac deer enchanting for those of us who don't get to see them like this, in the wild as you did. Lovely photos...

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  8. Hi Roy

    The butterfly in your header photo is wonderful. I was quite interested to see the Muntjac I had read that they were spreading in the UK, thanks for sharing your photos.

    Guy

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    1. Thanks Guy, yes they are very common now.

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  9. Nice that you do not know this deer capture before he disappeared.
    Ie it is always a treat to see deer. In the wild

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  10. Thanks Helma, yes is was a treat for me.

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