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Deer (unknown species) at Black Range, NSW

Cervidae at Black Range, NSW - 19 Aug 2020
Cervidae at Black Range, NSW - 19 Aug 2020
Cervidae at Black Range, NSW - 19 Aug 2020
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Cervus unicolor 19 Aug 2020 StephH

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Footprints that we suspect are deer. Sambar have been seen in the area, sadly, and a neighbour reported seeing an area trampled in a manner expected of deer. Not sure about the droppings but they looked larger and more copious than marsupial droppings.

5 comments

   19 Aug 2020
Hi Steph, I'd rather just go with unknown deer, as Fallow are also not that far from you, and I've no idea of their relative hoof size (and sambar have to be small before they are big). I'm not sure about the droppings either. All the existing sightings of deer droppings are of discrete oval sheep or goat-like turds, but I suppose they might get the runs sometimes if on very lush food. But the hoof prints will do it anyway. No local pig sightings I suppose? The droppings look a bit pig-like to me.
StephH wrote:
   19 Aug 2020
That's fine, Jackie. I chose sambar as the prints were sometimes up to 4 x 5 cm. There were smaller ones too, so more than one animal.
   19 Aug 2020
Steph, this is likely to be the same individual or species of feral hoofed mammal that left its hoof prints and droppings on our block which I reported and you commented on at the beginning of this month. Next time I come I will bring both my motion sensing cameras in an attempt to get a shot of this elusive animal.
StephH wrote:
   20 Aug 2020
That'd be good, Andrew. Our camera has died or we'd do that now. But there was more than one animal, as there were prints of different sizes. Some prints were right over close to our garden.
   20 Aug 2020
What we really need is a stag, for antler shape. I'm not sure a night time photo of a female will be a lot of help, unless it is conspicuously spotted, making it a fallow. But still better than just hoof prints.

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Lagriini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified lagriine darkling beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Nov 2020 by Steph H
Convolvulus angustissimus (Pink Bindweed) at Black Range, NSW - 13 Nov 2020 by StephH
Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Black Range, NSW - 3 Nov 2020 by StephH
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Black Range, NSW - 3 Nov 2020 by Steph H
Amauroderma rude (Red-staining Stalked Polypore) at Black Range, NSW - 2 Nov 2020 by Steph H
Agarics at Black Range, NSW - 31 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Homotrysis sp. (genus) (Darkling beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 31 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Agaricus sp. (Agaricus) at Black Range, NSW - 30 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Lentinus arcularius (Fringed Polypore) at Black Range, NSW - 30 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (Bristle fly) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Agarics at Black Range, NSW - 28 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Amata nigriceps (Tiger moth) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at Black Range, NSW - 24 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Lepispilus sp. (genus) (Yellow-spotted darkling beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 22 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Black Range, NSW - 22 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Syrphidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Hover fly) at Black Range, NSW - 21 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 20 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Black Range, NSW - 20 Oct 2020 by StephH
Crocanthes glycina (Crocanthes glycina) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Lentinus arcularius (Fringed Polypore) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Macrolepiota clelandii (Macrolepiota clelandii) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Hemianax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 10 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Antictenia punctunculus (A geometer moth) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Black Range, NSW - 3 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Black Range, NSW - 3 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Oct 2020 by Steph H
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Sep 2020 by StephH
Neodialineura striatithorax (A therevidae fly) at Black Range, NSW - 26 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Calomela maculicollis (Acacia Leaf Beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 24 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Senecio hispidulus (Hill Fireweed) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Sep 2020 by StephH
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Sep 2020 by StephH
Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Black Range, NSW - 18 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Black Range, NSW - 15 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Cuspicona simplex (Green potato bug) at Black Range, NSW - 15 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Black Range, NSW - 15 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Black Range, NSW - 14 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Black Range, NSW - 13 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Paropsisterna liturata (Leaf beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 8 Sep 2020 by Steph H
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 24 Aug 2020 by Steph H
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 24 Aug 2020 by StephH
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Black Range, NSW - 24 Aug 2020 by Steph H
Pellaea falcata (Sickle fern) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Aug 2020 by StephH
Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo apple) at Black Range, NSW - 10 Aug 2020 by StephH
Macrolepiota clelandii (Macrolepiota clelandii) at Black Range, NSW - 30 Jul 2020 by Steph H
Leucopogon juniperinus (Long Flower Beard-Heath) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Jul 2020 by StephH
Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva (Rhodofomitopsis lilacinogilva) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Jul 2020 by Steph H
Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Black Range, NSW - 28 Jul 2020 by Steph H
Allocasuarina littoralis (Black She-oak) at Black Range, NSW - 15 Jul 2020 by StephH
Notelaea venosa (Large Mock olive) at Black Range, NSW - 8 Jul 2020 by StephH
Cassinia trinerva (Three-veined cassinia) at Black Range, NSW - 8 Jul 2020 by StephH
Claoxylon australe (Brittlewood) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Jul 2020 by StephH
Geitonoplesium cymosum (Climbing Lily) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Jun 2020 by StephH
Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Spider ant) at Black Range, NSW - 25 Jun 2020 by Steph H
Hibbertia aspera subsp. aspera at Black Range, NSW - 22 Jun 2020 by StephH
Pomaderris cinerea (Grey Pomaderris) at Black Range, NSW - 8 Jun 2020 by StephH
Manorina melanophrys (Bell Miner) at Black Range, NSW - 9 Apr 2019 by MatthewHiggins

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 19 Aug 2020 03:41 PM Recorded on
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