A fallow deer fawn resting in grass.
A fallow deer doe resting in grass.
A beautiful deer in winter sunshine.
The Fallow Deer (Dama dama) is a grazing animal that can be seen in mixed woodland and open grassland alike and so can be seen in many parts of the UK. Typical lifespan of 12 - 16 years. This one has looked up mid chew and has grass on the end of its nose.
A fallow deer stag in bracken.
A beautiful albino deer in winter sunshine.
Short clawed otter taking a power nap.
This is an Asian small clawed otter - Aonyx cinerea. Otters have two states - utter manic activity - or sleep. This otter has just finished another bout of manic and has settled down to sleep.
The fallow deer is widespread and well suited to life in the UK. Easily distinguished from the red deer by the palmate (less pointy) antlers.
The harvest mouse (micromys minutus) is a small, indeed the smallest European rodent. An agile climber using its prehensile tail it lives and feeds among long vegetation.