On to something a little different now, an invasive deer!

Muntjac  Muntiacus reevesi

Muntjac are the smallest deer species found in the UK, introduced to deer parks in the 1900s and then becoming established in the wild following escapes, releases and trans-locations.  They are now located throughout most of southern Britain with a few appearing in isolated locations in Scotland.

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Distribution since 1972. From The Deer Initiative website.

Where population density is high Muntjac can have a serious impact on woodlands, particularly on various plant shoots and ground flora, as well as garden plants, and some field and market-garden crops. They also pose a threat to road users through collision.

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