Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Roe Deer barking and skull

We had a roe deer barking in the wood opposite last night. It was a cold and frosty night and the barking sounded really eerie so close to the house.

A few weeks ago we found a dead roe deer under a bush in the wood. We think it must have been hit by a car and managed to get away only to sadly die later. We have watched the carcass gradually decompose and yesterday went to have another look.  We collected the skull which was finally detached from the rest of the skeleton and it has a really great pair of antlers attached. They’re quite sharp too.  Here’s a photo of it.



Author: Jackson

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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