Muntjac Deer

Muntjac Deer.

The small Muntjac Deer is widespread in Warwickshire, living in parkland, woodland and even venturing into gardens. Male Muntjac have small unbranched antlers and long canine teeth. They can live for up to about 20 years, and adults stand at approximately 40 centimetres at the shoulder. They were introduced into England from China in the early twentieth century, by the Duke of Bedford. They have spread very widely through southern Britain, due to a combination of deliberate releases and escapes. They have a strange, dog-like bark which can often be heard in our woodlands in the autumn.

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