Thursday, 20 May 2010

Another Grazer

Following on from my previous posts about conservation grazing, another piece of evidence supporting my view that nature provides its own response to situations. I've wondered for some time whether other deer species were present on Blacka apart from the now well known and loved red deer. This morning we were suddenly confronted with a buck - the male of the roe deer. This is the smallest native deer and tends to be territorial so more likely to be seen on its own unlike the red. The heart shaped white mark on its rear is one of the keys to identification. While the red deer are known as stags, hinds and calves, roe deer are bucks, does and fawns. So with all these natural grazers why compromise the romance of wild land by importing more farm animals?

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