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Roe Deer

Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)

This deer stands about 70cm tall (28in) and is our most common native deerRoe Deer opt often recognised by its distinctive white rump. It is brown in colour, reddish in the summer and in winter it turns dark grey. The male deer is known as a buck and the female is a doe and tend to be found in ones and twos, not usually in large groups. They are often found feeding on the edge of a woodland where trees meet fields or on quiet paths. The best times to find them are early morning and at dusk. They are quite shy of humans so if you see one in the park, stay quiet, keep your distance and hope for a good long view.