Fawn

Fawn

 Roe are one of the four types of deer that are found in the Park. These include Fallow, Muntjac and occasionally Sika. Unlike the Fallow they are not herd animals living singly or in twos and threes in open woodland and scrub on both sides of the A3. The young are born in May. Beautifully camouflaged they wait for their mothers return without moving.

The rut or breeding season takes place from mid-July through to August and although mating occurs in late summer, the embryo does not start to develop immediately. This contrasts with the timings for the Parks sheep flock where the rams arrive (tupping) in November on fireworks night for  March/April lambs. 

At this stage in their growth the fawns are very vulnerable to disturbance, particularly by dogs, and if found they should be left well alone. The mother deer will return in due course.

Fawn

Fawn

 

 

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