Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html en-gb 30 Thu 02 Jul 2015 22:41:36 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html inmygardenthereis http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1280 Hi, we have our very own Muntjac called Derek. He lives in the Forest just outside Forest Park Riding School in Santon Downham, Suffolk. He eats the left over horse food & has a drink. He fits through the Cat Flap into the feed room & help him self. He is so tame that he can be fed by hand. He is partial to carrots & he is very friendly. Theford Forest is alive with Muntjac and other wildlife, when you are at Pensthorpe we are not very far away ! Sun 27 Sep 2009 06:43:31 GMT+1 granitePenrose http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1279 Muntjac male seen within Clowance Estate, nr Camborne Cornwall on 13 August 2009. Barking at night heard irregularly over past few months - although at first believed to be foxes we now realise (after watching Simon Kings video) that it was a Muntjac. Have there been any other sightings in West Cornwall? Thu 27 Aug 2009 14:09:59 GMT+1 frederickdyer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1278 You seem to have trouble with spotting various animals. Here we have Muntjac Deer, Fallow Deer plus interaction between at least four badgers and a posse of foxes every evening. We feed the foxes and the badgers turn up at very regular times. The Muntjac like my runner beans and sprouts whilst the fallow deer graze the garden. We also have Grass Snakes, Slow Worm, Great Crested Newt and Adders.Giving the problems perhaps you should visit, we are in E4 on the edge of Epping Forest. Wed 26 Aug 2009 21:28:07 GMT+1 mrslesmith http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1277 Hi Just seen a munjack this morning from my window in Crystal Palace South london. Amazing Sat 18 Jul 2009 11:55:43 GMT+1 safarijules http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1276 Recently, I was walking in bright sunshine in newly planted woodland at Stretton Woods, Oakham, Rutland when I turned to take photos of the landscape and saw a female muntjac walking up the grassland path behind me. I was amazed to see her and took photos - she didn't seem particularly worried when she saw me, just slowly made her way back down the path. I have a clear photo if you want me to post it.We have a large population of fallow and roe deer in these parts, plenty of copses and woodland here. Tue 14 Jul 2009 08:38:05 GMT+1 BigRitch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1275 Just to let everyone know me and a friend spotted a muntjac on a hunt last Sunday in Caerphilly South Glamorgan. It was our first shoot on a new permission. We have 12 acres to explore but as we found out it was dense vegetation and trees. As we set out to explore we found an old path made by a vehicle at some point so we followed it, we went around a bend into a clearing and the little deer looked at me raised it's tail the quickly shot off into the undergrowth. I was shocked as I'd never even heard of a muntjac let alone seen one. (Don't worry all,we are air rifle hobbyists and were after vermin not deer) Mon 13 Jul 2009 17:57:28 GMT+1 brynfaw http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1274 every night while out walking my dogs i see alot of muntjac deer also the last week or so i have seen more red deer in mildenhall woods and mildenhall warren lodge fantastic sight to see then they are so gracefull in the way they move, this evening 12th june 2009 we saw 4 red deer out on our walk in mildenhall warren lodge Fri 12 Jun 2009 23:36:22 GMT+1 midlandslass2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1273 muntjac (probably) foot prints seen in snow in church yard when visiting a village just on eastern edge of Leicester. (Two rows, so may have been two deer) Wed 04 Feb 2009 19:12:10 GMT+1 ladymarathonrunner http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1272 Have had muntjac buck visiting my front garden since we've had the recent snow, he's been feasting on my basket of violas! Have put out a bowl of chopped carrots this evening hoping to see him again. (I'm not sure if they eat carrots but it was all I could think of)! We live in small village of Streatley, just outside of Luton, Beds. Tue 03 Feb 2009 17:56:16 GMT+1 U13799042 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1271 We live on the edge of Sheldon Country Park, Birmingham. This morning at approx 4.00am we heard a Muntjac deer barking on inspection of our rear gardens we have significant footsteps and scrapings which we found most interesting. Mon 26.01.09 Mon 26 Jan 2009 16:31:01 GMT+1 U13795825 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1270 I was helping the teachers with the children on the land behind my son's school in Sneinton, Nottingham when a teacher spotted an animal we didn't recognise - when we described it to the children one of them told us it was a Muntjac. Sat 24 Jan 2009 14:22:50 GMT+1 electronicmicky123 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=99#comment1269 muntjac are commonly seen in castle eden dene, horden in county durham not the most placid of deer as one few weeks back gave my dog a scare chasing it through a thick scrubb. but very amusing Thu 15 Jan 2009 18:44:29 GMT+1 greydaffyduk http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1268 We regularly hear the call of the muntjac & occasionally see them in Bratton, Wilts. In particular, just as you are leaving the village in the direction of the MOD Imber Training Range. ( ST 918 521 ) Wed 14 Jan 2009 21:34:28 GMT+1 prior0702 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1267 You see them frequently around and about Suffolk, and we often see a pair and a youngster (during the Spring I think) roaming about the garden from the sitting room. The cottage sits down a long drive in the middle of arable land and appears a 2 acre safe haven for rabbits, pheasants and the munkjac. Tue 13 Jan 2009 15:58:03 GMT+1 TheCaptainOfChaos http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1266 we've got a stag Muntjac roaming though our gardens in Amersham. Cute little fella! Sat 10 Jan 2009 23:18:51 GMT+1 beatersteve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1265 Again at Park Farm near Stoke Rochford - Grantham - adult muntjac and baby muntjac seen together in the woods. May well have been the same ones that were sighted on the 18th December 2008. Mon 05 Jan 2009 19:41:20 GMT+1 beatersteve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1264 Wednesday 18 December 2008 - Lounds Wood just south of Burton Coggles nr Grantham - a baby muntjac running in the wood. No sign of any adults.Monday 22 December - Park Farm Cottages nr Stoke Rochford (Grantham) 3 muntjacs in a new planting - running about - one was a baby. Tue 23 Dec 2008 20:10:55 GMT+1 wellingburian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1263 We often hear muntjacs at home in the north of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Yet to see one! We live on a new housing estate next to some scrubland and a brook. We'll keep looking... Wed 17 Dec 2008 23:37:07 GMT+1 beatersteve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1262 Saturday 6th december - Jerico Farm at Syston near grantham - muntjac sighted in one of the woods. Friday 12 december - whilst out beating at woodnook near Grantham a muntjac came out of the woods and came within a couple of yards from where I was standing - turned around and just sauntered off towards the syndicate shooters and then off into the woods to live another day. Sun 14 Dec 2008 17:35:13 GMT+1 Emsworthnicky http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1261 Just taken my dogs for their usual walk in Hollybank Woods, Emsworth, Hampshire when a Muntjac ran across the path in front of me. Wasn't sure what it was at first, so checked on the internet. There are an abundance of Fallow deer in the woods but this is the first Muntjac i've seen. Thu 11 Dec 2008 13:22:53 GMT+1 bluepop123 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1260 I live in Rumburgh, North Suffolk and have seen sightings of muntjacs in our wood over the last 3/4 yrs (but only after my dog has seen them first - there's never been a casualty I'm happy to say). Tue 09 Dec 2008 13:46:03 GMT+1 beatersteve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1259 Wed 3rd December 2008 - 6 muntjak sighted today - 4 in Bitchfield Wood and 2 in Bottom Camp Wood Bitchfield just outside Grantham. Also spotted in Bitchfield Wood was about 15 Woodcock darting about. Wed 03 Dec 2008 20:32:43 GMT+1 Neil http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1258 Muntjac spotted in Onehouse Suffolk on the Stowmarket road near the golf course Mon 01 Dec 2008 13:02:12 GMT+1 Doug http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1257 It is about 4.00 pm on 29th November 2008 and I have just seen a female Muntjac in my garden in Beccles Suffolk. Sat 29 Nov 2008 16:13:07 GMT+1 beatersteve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=98#comment1256 Friday 28th November - whilst out on the hills around Barrowby nr Grantham - muntjac sighted in the woods. Fri 28 Nov 2008 21:05:24 GMT+1 jackpaws http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1255 Back in the summer I saw a muntjac deer crossing the road on the South Downs behind Eastbourne, near Beachy Head Wed 26 Nov 2008 16:24:02 GMT+1 megsblods http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1254 Our garden between Amersham & Watford is regularly visited by Muntjacs. We think they live in the woods behind our lane. They took a liking to rosebuds, which stopped us trying to grow them! Last week I photographed a muntjac boldly feeding off our gargen clippings pile 5 feet from our cat! Let me know if Simon would like to see the photos I took of their little get-together. Tue 25 Nov 2008 11:21:53 GMT+1 224bioscience http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1253 Saw a Muntjac buck in Telford Shropshire 11/11/08. Unfortunately it was running across a main road on a dark evening at 17:10 breaking cover from a wooded area next to a housing estate and between a series of main roads and it ran under my bumper. It no longer lives in Telford. There are local wildlife centres but this species is rare to say the least and is now one animal rarer. Went back to check animals state deffinately dead, and at home consulted several field guides, deffinately a Muntjac. Sun 23 Nov 2008 14:58:01 GMT+1 margarettilt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1252 I have two muntjac deer living in our garden -south bucks)- Ther are many living in our area and in the woods nearby. They are lovely creatures and so interesting to watch , though very timid. They occasionally come right up to the house to gain access to the front garden , mainly early morning and at dusk.We have had a light dusting of snow today and the ground is frozen - I saw one looking for food. and would like to put out something suitable. Can someone advise me on the type of food that would be best?? Are they totally vegetarian or could I put out hedgehog food??? I would appreciate your commentsMargaret Sun 23 Nov 2008 12:18:15 GMT+1 fourteenyearslater http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1251 there are muntjac deer at wicken fen in cambridgeshire. i saw three. we heard one as well. it did sound like barking. posted by a grown up on behalf of squirrel. Sat 22 Nov 2008 12:14:44 GMT+1 magnificentkingsdown http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1250 Several muntjac seen,and heard,within woods between Kingsdown and Monkton Farleigh over past few years. (5 miles east of Bath.) Sat 22 Nov 2008 10:59:29 GMT+1 dalcharn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1249 Today whilst driving along a Muntjac came strolling out of a garden after having a feast, it just stood and looked for a while then run up onto a bank of braken, this was at Borgie near Torrisdale in the North of Sutherland. It appeared to be taller than other ones that I have seen this was about 3pm. Sun 16 Nov 2008 16:16:20 GMT+1 dalcharn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1248 Today whilst driving along a Muntjac came strolling out a garden after having a feast, it just stood and looked for a while then run up onto a bank of braken, this was at Borgie near Torrisdale in the North of Sutherland. It appeared to be taller than other ones that I have seen this was about 3pm. Sun 16 Nov 2008 16:10:42 GMT+1 beatersteve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1247 Whilst out bushbeating in the area around Woodnook near Grantham on Sat 15 November - 2 muntjaks were seen. One in the woods - and a second sighting of one as it was seen running across the line of a syndicate shooters. Further sighting of a muntjac was seen at Ropsley near Grantham on Friday 14 November. I have been told that 8 were seen at Freeby near Melton Mowbray on Wednesday 12 November. Sun 16 Nov 2008 11:53:17 GMT+1 megawildlifefan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1246 I have seen many muntjac near my home with many killed on the main road, i live near Droitwich in Worcestershire Sat 15 Nov 2008 22:32:47 GMT+1 TrishClawson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1245 At 2.30pm today 13th November 2008 a muntjac deer ran across my garden. It ws well fed and appeared to be almost as wide as high! I live on the edge of Hempnall in South Norfolk Thu 13 Nov 2008 14:50:00 GMT+1 Spoggo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1244 we live in Buckinghamshire, just in the Chilterns. Our first muntjac of the season has just shown itself in the garden. I suspect it is the 'bulb shoot nibbler' Thu 13 Nov 2008 12:33:19 GMT+1 friendlyjohnNI http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=97#comment1243 Has anyone seen Muntjacs in Northern Ireland? Wed 12 Nov 2008 20:26:33 GMT+1 friendlyjohnNI http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1242 As a paying BBC tv licence payer from Northern Ireland it's nice to see the BBC have choosen to have a map for the sightings where Northern Ireland and Ireland appear to be under the Atlantic Ocean. Muntjac Deer have been confirmed in Ireland (Co.Wicklow) for the first time in the past year. In the past year 'word of mouth reports' have circulated of their existence in the wild in areas of Northern Ireland.Firstly can the map be updated to reflect the many thousand BBC TV licence payers in Northern Ireland and secondly does anyone know of exact locations of Muntjac deer in Ireland or Northern Ireland? Wed 12 Nov 2008 20:22:14 GMT+1 unclebear http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1241 I often see muntjack at Little Paxton Pits Nature reserve / Quarry workings near St neits Cambs This morning 12 Nov 08 I saw a pair together which is a first Wed 12 Nov 2008 09:40:00 GMT+1 berrygnome http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1240 I have seen several sightings of Muntjac deer around Brinkworth, Wiltshire. Tue 11 Nov 2008 23:13:04 GMT+1 Pottyleo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1239 I lived in a place called West Lexham, near Swaffham in Norfolk last year and on several ocassions saw muntjacs in the lane and in the wood next to my garden. They were lovely creatures. Tue 11 Nov 2008 17:06:13 GMT+1 profwatch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1238 Muntjac are prolific in Kirtlington, Oxfordshire - Also had to stop suddenly at 2am yesterday in Guildford Road, Pirbright, Surrey to let a beautiful adult male saunter across the road. Tue 11 Nov 2008 11:47:33 GMT+1 johnsg100 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1237 OK so a couple of days late but ....I know my sister has Muntjacs that wander through her garden and not only have I seem them for myself I have heard them "bark".She lives in a wooded area in part of Marlow, Bucks (part post code SL7)Best wishesJohn Mon 10 Nov 2008 23:37:03 GMT+1 charmingcountryyokel http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1236 I now live in N.Ireland.When I lived in Warwickshire I was a member at Nuneaton Golf Club.There was a resident Muntjac.There were lots in the Saffron Walden area this was nearly ten years ago. Charmingcountryyokel. Mon 10 Nov 2008 23:14:06 GMT+1 alicia2_3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1235 We saw a muntjac during a walk through Ivanhoe Beacon, near Tring, Hertfordshire earlier this year. it was a lovely surprise! Mon 10 Nov 2008 15:09:22 GMT+1 lordthewanderer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1234 I have seen muntjac in rural areas around Market Harborough, Kettering and Corby where I worked as a self - employed gardener 8 years ago. I regularly saw a doe and fawn in a mature garden I looked after in the middle of Desborough town. I now live in East Lincolnshire in Revesby and have seen several round here including young. When I lived in Northamptonshire I was walking my dogs down a disused railway when one of them put up a buck muntjac, it didnt run off but faced up to the dog and butted her in the face, knocking a tooth out in the process! they are feisty if cornered.I mentioned this to a farmer friend of mine and he said he had heard of that happening before..... dont know if it was the same buck though. Mon 10 Nov 2008 13:20:55 GMT+1 prettykurrajong http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1233 We live on the edge of Epping Forest . Muntjac are often seen on the outskirts of the forest, and particularly on common land between Epping High Road and Ivy Chimneys . Mon 10 Nov 2008 09:34:39 GMT+1 bombasticdnelly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1232 Ilive in Clifton Manchester i have seen and heard them . but i think or hope some have moved on as two where found dead beaten todeath by youths two male one adult one younger ,i hope the mother of the young as moved on i will let you know if i hear them in my fields again yours fathfully dawn Sun 09 Nov 2008 23:27:12 GMT+1 dayfamily http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1231 We see muntjac fairly regularly on journeys around Yaxley, Holme, Folksworth (Cambridgeshire) and Polebrook (Northants). Sun 09 Nov 2008 21:00:27 GMT+1 v14vrm http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=96#comment1230 I have seen several Muntjac's in Lincolnshire, around Spilsby, Alford and Boston. Sun 09 Nov 2008 18:17:43 GMT+1 greyreginald http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1229 sighting june 2008 at westonbirt arboretum gloucestershire Sun 09 Nov 2008 15:53:41 GMT+1 beatersteve http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1228 Whilst out bushbeating yet again - this time on the Stoke Rochford Estate near Grantham - a male muntjac ran across the line of beaters whilst we were in Long Plantantation - the time was 1230pm. Ran out into the nearby fields. Lovely sighting. Sun 09 Nov 2008 14:07:18 GMT+1 sam_greatwood http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1227 We live in Sarratt, Herts and our house backs on to woods. Muntjacs are a common sighting and we often hear their calls at night ! Sun 09 Nov 2008 13:00:32 GMT+1 sam_greatwood http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1226 We live in Sarratt in Hertfordshire and our house backs onto a small wood. Munjacs are a regular sighting here and we often hear their calls at night! Sun 09 Nov 2008 12:57:53 GMT+1 fantasticMunroe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1225 At 5pm on 7th November entering the village of Wilmcote near Stratford upon Avon. I saw 4 Muntjac together beside the roadway. I have seen a solitary muntjac here from time to time but never 4 together. Sun 09 Nov 2008 12:53:44 GMT+1 MumofBlonde http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1224 Saw a muntjac at the side of the road (Chipps Hill, Wheeler End, Bucks) about 7pm on 6/11/2008 Sun 09 Nov 2008 09:35:31 GMT+1 lingbeast http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1223 We regularly get muntjacs in our garden in Stamford Lincolnshire. Usually two or three together, parents and baby. We love them and have named them.Tend to see them at dusk in Spring and Autumn. Sat 08 Nov 2008 22:35:46 GMT+1 crohnew http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1222 Muntjacs regularly visit my garden in Lyne, Surrey, which is a village in the green belt close to the junction of the M3 and M25. Sat 08 Nov 2008 21:10:33 GMT+1 twinkleblackheath http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1221 Muntjac deer seen on 7th.November 2008. South side of the railway line between Ashtead and Letherhead Stetions.Various sightings on the south side of the railway have been made between Swindon and Chippenham Stations , one with a fawn, over the last 5 years. Sat 08 Nov 2008 21:08:05 GMT+1 alisonhoneybear http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1220 We have Muntjac in the garden all the time and they have become very used to Humans, so much so that they come right up to the house in search of tasty scraps which they find in a bucket we use for vegetable peelings to be put in to the compost bin.We have one particular male who is always around , named "one horn" for obvious reasons. He clearly thinks of our garden as his. He has even been seen to join forces with the squirrels in getting at the peanuts in the bird feeder.We live in Shaw near Newbury, Berks Sat 08 Nov 2008 16:25:14 GMT+1 Commonweal02 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1219 Munjac deer seen at Minsmere Suffolk Tuesday 5.11.08. Sat 08 Nov 2008 13:46:23 GMT+1 walcotemartian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1218 It would be unusual week if I did not see at least one Muntjac where I live in southern Leicestershire. They are particularly common around the bridge that goes under the M1 close to the village of Shawell. In addition, I have seen them alongside the M1 motorway between junction 20 and 21. I think they use the motorways in a similar way to the raillines. Sat 08 Nov 2008 12:50:47 GMT+1 Mrsrustydog http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=95#comment1217 I have seen two Muntjacs (or one twice) : near Wistow and between Fleckney and Kibworth in Leicestershire (LE8) Fri 07 Nov 2008 21:46:14 GMT+1 kudu_two http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1216 We saw muntjac deer in our garden on Sun 2nd Nov - an adult and a young one.We've had them before - one delightfully played 'tag' around our shrubs with a young fox for about 40 mins last June!We live in a village about 10 miles west of Ipswich. Fri 07 Nov 2008 21:33:26 GMT+1 akamrstiggy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1215 We have at least 3 different muntjac that visit our garden in Ickwell Bedfordshire. . One 3 legged female who visits regularly and leaves her fawns in my garden when she goes off browsing. We also get visited by a male and recently another femaile possibly this year's fawn.They provide us with much pleasure watching them especially the fawn who would run around like a mad thing when Mum came back in the evening after all it had been sitting quitely hiding in the undergrowth like a good little fawn. My roses and bluebells arent quite so keen on our visitors but they'll survive! Fri 07 Nov 2008 20:47:12 GMT+1 ladyharewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1214 I saw a Muntjack last night for the first time! I live in Hockley Heath, Solihull (near Lapworth) they are really small! But lovely. Fri 07 Nov 2008 19:55:47 GMT+1 mark116 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1213 I was lucky enough whilst on holiday to take a photo of a Muntjac Doe from my hide. This occurred in March 2008 in the Cotswold Water Park at grid ref 015941 on OS Explorer map 169. The photo was taken at dawn at 05:50am.Mark116 Fri 07 Nov 2008 19:29:06 GMT+1 meekaandsouki http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1212 We have muntjac living in Linley Woods, Nr Fenny Drayton, Warwickshire. They are quite timid and are normally seen at night. Having heard what they sound like on autumnwatch I now realise that I also heard them most nights. It is difficult to say how many there are as the woods are quite dense and untouched, but suspect there are quite a few. Our worry is that a proposed composting site next to the woods will disrupt them together with the badgers and vast wildlife contained within the woods. Fri 07 Nov 2008 17:08:34 GMT+1 Martincov http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1211 I spotted a muntjac whilst out riding my bike in Hardingwood Lane near Fillongley, Warwickshire (just outside Coventry). It started to cross the road then stopped and looked straight at me. Thought it was a big dog at first!! Fri 07 Nov 2008 15:49:16 GMT+1 micktat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1210 One visited our garden in Thetford last week and ate the flowers on the dwarf chrysanthemums. It came again 2 nights ago and left droppings. They are common in the Thetford Forest area and in all directions from Thetford. The young ones are very small and it's hard to see them at night so quite a few are killed on the roads. We have seen them on the A134 towards Bury St Edmunds, on the A 1066 to Diss , on the A 134 to Mundford, on the Brandon road . They seem to be in rut all the year, like Roe deer, and the barking of the male is unpleasant. They are blamed for the decline in the Nightingale population through browsing undergrowth. Fri 07 Nov 2008 15:25:19 GMT+1 habenbridge http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1209 I live in Sussex and we see the muntjac on side of the road at a place called the combe, which leads into north street of Rogate Sussex we see this animal about 10pm on our way home from bowls Fri 07 Nov 2008 15:25:19 GMT+1 kingtony1953 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1208 Single deer at 0700 hrs on Sat 1st Nov on edge of field opposite the Lifeboat Inn at Thornham ( Norfolk ) In previous visits to Holkham Pine woods we have seen as many as 13 individuals along the forest track at dusk and one of the rangers has counted as many as 30 in 2006.Tony & Jan Fri 07 Nov 2008 14:17:59 GMT+1 BeatriceEllen http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1207 I have seen Muntjacs on the edge of Copse wood and Northwood Golf Course, in Middlesex. Copse wood is part of ancient woodland in the Northwood and Ruislip area. Fri 07 Nov 2008 14:14:01 GMT+1 magicHammond http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1206 Muntjacs are common in the Buckingham area MK18 1SE, and go along the woodland ribbon following the old railway line. Fri 07 Nov 2008 13:49:26 GMT+1 tonyjwilkinson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=94#comment1205 Muntjacs are a frequent visitor to my garden. Male female and juveniles. They appear almost daily, usually in the early morning or just before dark. I live in Harefield Middlesex, on the edge of the Colne Valley National Park and I believe they wander fairly freely along its length. They seem to be fairly common in this area. Fri 07 Nov 2008 13:09:51 GMT+1 Jo_Henleaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1204 I believe there are about 40 muntjac deer on Steepholm!!! Fri 07 Nov 2008 13:09:09 GMT+1 technolyn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1203 Muntjac deer are commomly seen in Kenilworth Warwickshire where gardens back on to a disused railway line . The deer come into the gardens to graze and one has been seen interacting with a local cat. Fri 07 Nov 2008 12:31:04 GMT+1 steve4915 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1202 About the muntjac sightings. The first time i saw any of these was in 1985 in a village near High Wycombe in Berks. Recently though i saw severall in one night in October 2008 in Wolferton near Kings Lynn. And finally throughout the summer i have watched a solitary animal in the reserve run by the west midlands bird club in Birmingham. The reserve is called Ladywalk. Cheers. Fri 07 Nov 2008 12:08:09 GMT+1 poshautumnwatcher http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1201 I have seen muntjacs in EYE near Peterborough (PE6) & Orton in Peterborough (PE2). Fri 07 Nov 2008 11:45:54 GMT+1 bigjennywren http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1200 I've seen muntjacs several times in the area: once near Southwold and a couple of times near Beccles and once, sadly, as roadkill. They don't seem to understand the dangers of roads or humans. I've had to drop anchors on a fast road as it was just staring at me. My friend, just over the river in Norfolk, came upon a pair and she stood stock still for 30 mins but eventually she had to move and walked right by them! Fri 07 Nov 2008 10:48:37 GMT+1 dogstroller http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1199 Several sightings around the Evesham area in the last few years notably near Norton, Lenchwick and Fladbury Villages Fri 07 Nov 2008 10:07:28 GMT+1 NotCleverClive http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1198 Muntjac have been seen regularly in Copperas Wood, Between Wrabness and Ramsey, Essex.Last seen two weeks ago at 09:30 am Fri 07 Nov 2008 09:50:39 GMT+1 mychas http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1197 We have a baby Muntjac sheltering in our garden, have often seen it with it's Mother munching on our plants! Usually spot them at night with a torch, their eyes reflect back very brightly.John RobinsonWrethamNear ThetfordNorfolkIP24 Fri 07 Nov 2008 09:37:32 GMT+1 kprJames http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1196 I live in hampshire and have seen them in my local area ( Stockbridge, Romsey ). I have also seen them in Eastleigh town, one run in front of me while i was driving. Fri 07 Nov 2008 09:24:49 GMT+1 pediculus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1195 I regularly travel from North Herts to mid Norfolk. I also regularly see Muntjac. Locations seen so far include: Shepreth, Barrington, Barton (all between Royston and Cambridge on a minor road); Histon, Stow-cum-Quy (sightings on and just off the A14 and A1303), Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Wangford, Brandon, Weeting, Mundford, and Bodney; i.e. just about everywhere along the A1065 and on parts of the B1108 to Watton. Fri 07 Nov 2008 08:26:19 GMT+1 Mawkinite http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1194 I meant to have put this on when the show was still going on but here goes... We live somewhere between Harlow and Chelmsford in the country and just before Autumn Watch started I was in our back garden getting the washing in when I saw a muntjac eating apples that had fallen off our tree. He did not see me for a long time then suddenly fled. I did not realise how small they are as at first I thought it was a dog! Definitely muntjac as I saw his 'tusks'. We are often woken at night with their barking which is non-stop! Fri 07 Nov 2008 08:10:51 GMT+1 kingtony1953 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1193 Nov 1st One Muntjac spotted in nearby field from the bedroom of the Lifeboat Inn at Thornham, probably spread from Holkham estate Fri 07 Nov 2008 08:05:49 GMT+1 jimgatty84 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=93#comment1192 We commonly hear Muntjacs at night, near our house there is a small area of dense woodland situated next to a large housing estate in Worcester. Fri 07 Nov 2008 02:01:23 GMT+1 lovealltheanimals http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1191 Hi there,Yes, we have these exquisite little deer here in Norfolk. I have often seen them after dark munching by the roadside (which really worries me...the cars travel so fast) next to the Sandringham estate. They obviously live in the wood but are never noticeable during the daylight hours.The road is very dark by the wood and the car headlights pick out many of the shy, woodland creatures enjoying the solace of a late meal in what they mistakenly perceive to be relative safety. Sadly, we all know only too well how many of these beautiful little animals are killed every day by cars and lorries......it is too heartbreaking for words. Fri 07 Nov 2008 01:30:09 GMT+1 midnightfunkygibbon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1190 We have had muntjac in our area of Caversham, near Reading for at least ten years. They frequently visit the garden at all times of the day and night. Even when we don't see them, we can hear them at night, or else see signs of hoof prints, droppings, or the nibbled tops of bluebells and other spring bulbs.If they see us they scamper off fairly rapidly, but left to their own devices are quite at ease - once I saw one lying in a flower bed as if it was sunbathing! Fri 07 Nov 2008 00:34:29 GMT+1 ladyhawkeuk http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1189 There are Muntjac in our Ashtree Woods, Stevenage Herts Thu 06 Nov 2008 23:19:51 GMT+1 pbarton7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1188 It's taken me 2 weeks to register but on the last day of autumn watch i've done it!Anyway. I cycle to work most days and cycle through the national trust groung of 'the vine' near Basingstoke. Most days i see munjack deer. They live side by side with large fallow deer.i haven't noticed a loss of wild flowers but will now watch next years bluebells very closely. Thu 06 Nov 2008 23:09:57 GMT+1 louisejn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1187 I frequently see muntjac in the field behind our house about 4 miles south of Stratford on Avon. I've even encountered one in our local church graveyard when out walking the dog ! Thu 06 Nov 2008 23:09:09 GMT+1 helmaroli1973 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1186 I have seen Muntjacs crossing the road near Crazies Hill, Wargrave, Reading and Chalk Hill near Henley, Oxfordshire. Thu 06 Nov 2008 23:05:08 GMT+1 KateFully http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1185 I've seen them in North Essex, Great Tey and Copford (near Colchester). Kate Thu 06 Nov 2008 22:21:41 GMT+1 fayenjim http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1184 In reply to Pakefield Mick we also had a half eaten muntjac in the drive last year. We too suspect a fox as we have seen a large dog fox in the gardens around Gunton, Lowestoft. Thu 06 Nov 2008 22:13:53 GMT+1 Gwentian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1183 There are Muntjac in Wentwood Forest in Monmouthshire. South Wales. Originally they were introduced by an American Army Commander who flew them by helicopter from his base in Cheshire to RAF Caerwent, which at that time was an American Ammunition depot. They were regularly seen by the MOD Police on their night patrols and I saw one last autumn on the west side of Wentwood Forest, overlooking the Usk valley, when a male crossed the road in front of me. Thu 06 Nov 2008 22:04:55 GMT+1 fayenjim http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1182 4 evenings ago my husband and I saw two muntjacs walk across our drive. We live very close to woods that lead on to the sea in Lowestoft and regularly see muntjacs in our garden around dawn and often hear them barking at night. Thu 06 Nov 2008 22:03:36 GMT+1 pakefieldmick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/autumnwatch/2008/10/have_you_seen_any_muntjacs.html?page=92#comment1181 i work at a school in lowestoft,suffolk as caretaker and one morning i found a dead muntjac on our playfield.the night before i saw a dog fox about, do you think it could have killed the deer as it was partly eaten? Thu 06 Nov 2008 22:02:10 GMT+1