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    Roe Deer Track and Sign.

    These pics are all Roe Deer. It would be great if people could add others.

    Print in the sand showing 'direct register' the rear print is inlaid on the front print.
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    Fresh Droppings.
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    More fresh droppings but in a different form. The clumpy formation is because the deer has been eating softer foods - young leaf shoots and the like.
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    A Deer scrape - they like to sleep on bare ground so will rake up the leaf litter.
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    Closer inspection of the scrapes reveal some moulted hair. Deer hair is hollow and brittle.
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    A Deer has rubbed itself up against here.
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    Some more slots. This is in soft mud at the base of a bank. You can see how the toes have splayed out as the deer has applied pressure to jump up the bank.
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    A rather unfortunate Deer that succumbed to traffic in the end. This one had been limping around on 3 legs for quite some time, the front left is also broken as a result of being hit.
    The dishevelled appearance is due to moulting the winter coat.
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    Tribal Elder Metal mug's Avatar
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    Again, great thread bushwhacker. It's amazing how deer survive when they lose a leg. There used to be one down our way, saw it for years.
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    i may go on a tracking course soon. it seems such a lost art. the deer dosent look to old, did you check it out for eating?
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    loads of deer round here its funt to track them,we did it in the snow last year the kids loved it when we flushed the deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Rushton View Post
    the deer dosent look to old, did you check it out for eating?
    One of last years young.
    Meatwise I had plenty in the freezer so this kept the ferrets fed for quite some time.

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    Thanks for this Bushwhacker. Has helped me confirm some tracks I found wednesday (no Photos unfortunately, will go back to the area and search for some more).
    We should ask Ashley to open up a sub section just for tracking and animal sign and keep them all together.
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    Great thread mate, thanks for sharing some of your knowledge. Was out in the woods earlier today and heard a Roe "barking". Thought it was a fox until it jumped out and bounced off through the wood lol. Just trying to upload it to share.

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    Roe Deer Barking


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    Well I just learnt something new. I often hear this sound in the woodland around my place and I just assumed it was foxes!

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