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Have you seen any Muntjacs?

Stephen Moss | 15:50 UK time, Thursday, 30 October 2008

If you saw Wednesday night's show, you'll recall Simon made an appeal for sightings of our smallest deer, the Muntjac. Originally from China, the Muntjac was introduced to Woburn Abbey in the 19th century, and has been spreading outwards ever since. Despite now probably being the commonest deer species in Britain, it can be very hard to see.

Simon gave us some really useful tips on how to know if you have Muntjac in your neighbourhood - the staccato, dog-like bark, the tiny footprints, and if you are lucky enough to catch sight of one, its tiny size - less than half that of a Roe Deer. So do let us know via this blog if you have Muntjac where you live.

Just in: here's the muntjac sightings map that Simon showed on the show.


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