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Unidentified at suppressed - 8 Jul 2020
Unidentified at suppressed - 8 Jul 2020
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Unidentified 10 Jul 2020 RossMannell

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Disturbed by how often I see the hoof prints of deer in our national parks along tracks and on beaches and especially in wetland areas where their hard hooves pierce the soft ground. This was the first time I saw one & heard its alarm call. Don’t know what type of deer.

5 comments

   10 Jul 2020
Hi Ross, Is the location correct on this one? Pin in map is out in cleared land, not in any NP. I suspect Rusa, but I'll send the URL to someone I know who is better than me at deer ID. Jackie
   10 Jul 2020
Apologies. I manually entered the location coordinates and must have mistyped the numbers. The location was in Yurammie Conservation Area on the western side track near the old gold mines.
   7 Aug 2020
Hi Ross, you may have noticed I entered images (1 August) of hoof prints and disturbed ground on our block at Black Range. Having found your observation here of a deer in Yurammie Conservation Area I am suspecting that this may be the animal that visited our property. Was this deer small, approx the size of a goat? If so it could be a female Fallow Deer. Andrew
   7 Aug 2020
It was a little larger than a goat but I couldn't get close enough to check before it ran off. It certainly wasn't one of the larger deer I've seen from a distance.
   7 Aug 2020
Hi guys, I reckon it is probably a fallow, but I've had no answer from my deer expert I emailed about it, so not game to confirm it. The Bournda area is chockers with deer Andrew, mostly fallow I think - possibly a release off a farm somewhere in the area some years back.

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