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Bungo



Joined: 21 Dec 2011
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Location: Wye Valley
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 6:37 pm    Post subject: Tempting Reply with quote    

View from our bedroom window


boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 3593
Location: Northern France
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Where's the machine gun when you want it.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 18151
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I often think that on he bus.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 19920
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Tempting Reply with quote    

Bungo wrote:
View from our bedroom window


You live in a tree house?

Nice view.

Bungo



Joined: 21 Dec 2011
Posts: 281
Location: Wye Valley
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 12 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Tempting Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Bungo wrote:
View from our bedroom window


You live in a tree house?





I think the squirrels round here think we live in a tree They spend an awful lot of time in our loft

matt_hooks



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
Posts: 311
Location: Lambourn(ish) Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Unusual to see that many Fallow of the same colour in one place.

There's a few there that look like good cull animals.

Bungo



Joined: 21 Dec 2011
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Location: Wye Valley
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not unusual at all here

matt_hooks



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
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Location: Lambourn(ish) Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The number isn't unusual, but normally they're a variety of colours. To have so many melanistics together is very unusual.

Calli



Joined: 13 Mar 2009
Posts: 622
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Same round here - though the melanistics here are alot darker than these....one very prolific stag responsible round our way.

These lot know when they are safe huh ?

matt_hooks



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
Posts: 311
Location: Lambourn(ish) Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Calli wrote:
Same round here - though the melanistics here are alot darker than these....one very prolific stag responsible round our way.

These lot know when they are safe huh ?


You mean buck?

Calli



Joined: 13 Mar 2009
Posts: 622
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do - used buck in the next post

That said he is pretty big and impressive....

matt_hooks



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
Posts: 311
Location: Lambourn(ish) Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Haha Calli, I still get them mixed up sometimes, and I've spent the last three years or so working with them!

Calli



Joined: 13 Mar 2009
Posts: 622
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Spent the last six years with red and fallow infiltrating the orchard





And one scary night when a massive red stag - very impressive head gear- got stuck in a ditch and was being attacked by the terriers ( parsons and border) Was unsure who was most at risk for a while.


I count deer of all varieties on a par with sheep and goldfish in the IQ chain

matt_hooks



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
Posts: 311
Location: Lambourn(ish) Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My previous job was in a smallish deer park with about a hundred and twenty head of deer, mix of Red, Sika, Fallow and a few Axis. We ran tractor rides into the park and the Red stags come up to be hand fed. A couple of the boys are so friendly I could lay across their backs, like you do with horses. Even then they were far from tame, and in full antler they were pretty scary. They can be fairly clever, in an animal sort of way, but I agree they're pretty dim.

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