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Roe Deer

Capreolus capreolus


Shy and small deer, some 80 cm in shoulder height, and earthly-brown with distinguished white undertail. Buck can develop short antlers, about 30 cm in length, with 2 to 4 points.


Common sight in lower Alps and Jura; here seen from quite far away on alpine pastures, in French Alps.

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

ahahahaha, Thanks Tukup you did make me laugh; yes I believe you are right about the big. And thanks for comments.

Tukup a year ago

From the end of your comment, I believe a positive ID would be the "Tromelin Island Bug." Genus unknown :-)

Tukup a year ago

Hi Zlatan. It seems trying to identify "your" Tromelin Island, as opposed to the one surrounded by water in the Indian Ocean, is harder than identifying some of the spottings here on PN. I chased it around for a while and came up with nothing, except that Tromelin Island (Indian Ocean) is administered by the French. Anyway, thanks for the fotos of the deer.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

ahahahahah, Thanks Sukanya - to be honest, I was curious about this Tromelin island, have no idea where it can be... I know of one in Indian ocean near Madagascar, but I've never (yet) set foot there. There must be some bug with maps; these photos are from French Alps

SukanyaDatta a year ago

From Bangladesh to Tromelin Island...and now, this lovely spotting. Lucky you! (And us on PN)

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Mar 23, 2019
Submitted on Apr 11, 2019

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