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To see a Sika

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A couple of weeks ago we stumbled across this young fellow. The spotted pelage coupled with the non-palmate antlers, the dark dorsal strips,  the white brow and pale gland patches on the hocks as well as the pale rear end with no dividing dark tail all help to distinguish the Sika Deer from Red, Fallow and Roe.

A big stocky deer the Sika interbreed with Red. This may eventually lead to the demise of pure Reds within England as the range of the introduced Sika expands.

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Sika Deer




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