Roe Deer on the camera trap

Had a look at the camera trap today, it had nearly 200 images in just over 5 days! Mostly grey squirrel and roe deer, but also a brief view of a fox and a male roe deer. Most lovely was nearly a hundred shots of a roe deer family, grazing and grooming each other:

Roe deer usually have twins, and are unusual in that they are the only even-toed ungulate to undertake delayed implantation, where after fertilisation, development of the egg is halted for nearly four months, until the conditions are better for pregnancy.

They are also solitary and territorial for most of the year, so the female here will probably be the same that we’ve seen on other occasions.

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