Muntjac Deer

A Muntjac buck visited my garden…

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A Muntjac buck visited my garden and spent some time grazing young leaves and grass. There are a few Muntjac around the area and I sometimes hear them barking at night. So it was great to find I had captured some close up video of a young male during daylight.  It is early summer so it’s interesting to see his antlers just beginning to show from the growing points.  They should achieve a length of around 10 cm when fully grown around the end of October.  Towards the end of the video the deer comes close to the camera and you can see his prominent facial glands below the eyes.  If I’m lucky this deer might return again throughout the next few weeks and it might be possible to see the progress of his antler growth.

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