Muntjac deer spotted 14 May 2019

This would be the second sighting of a Muntjac deer on the CONR, the first being three years ago. The one spotted this time was actually near to the road  by the small model railway site.

How they get into the nature reserve is still a mystery, but it’s possible they travel along the river bank.

Muntjacs, also known as barking deer and Mastreani deer, are small deer of the genus Muntiacus native to south Asia. Muntjacs are thought to have begun appearing 15–35 million years ago, with remains found in Miocene deposits in France, Germany and Poland

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