Fallow Deer 

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Catherine Seale

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Fallow deer

The Fallow Deer reputedly was introduced to Ireland by the Normans around the time of the 13th century as a hunt animal. At shoulder height a grown animal can vary from 85 to 95 centimetres. The deer lives in medium sized herds. It favours woodlands but it may also be found in farmland in the summertime. Deer lives in separate-sex herds and will spend most of the day time resting up or wallowing in mud. They are most active from dawn to dusk but you may happen to surprise a herd that are resting during your walk in Woodlawn Woods. You may also be lucky enough to find a shedded antler which maybe be recognized by its broad flattened tips. Interestingly, only male deer have antlers.

This page was added on 28/10/2016.

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