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Fallow Deer

Dama dama

Description:

These female does were very skittish and saw me from way off which you can see in photo 1, they all then turned at the same time, then suddenly all made a dash for the other side of the trees. Fallow deer females have a Chestnut coat with white mottles that are most pronounced in summer with a much darker, unspotted coat in the winter. Light-colored area around the tail, edged with black. Tail is light with a black stripe which you can see in photo 3 as they turned and ran.

Habitat:

These were seen in the Derbyshire Dales where they have plenty of land to roam across and graze on. it is believed that The fallow deer was spread across central Europe by the Romans. Until recently it was thought that the Normans introduced them to Great Britain and to Ireland for hunting in the royal forests. However recent finds at Fishbourne Roman Palace show that fallow deer were introduced into southern England in the 1st century AD.


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Derbyshire Dales, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 53.23, Long: -1.61

Spotted on Mar 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

Spotted for mission

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