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Hello, my deer! ♥

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."

.:: Martin Buber ::.

 

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Fallow Deer (Daino, in Italian), originally from the Mediterranean and Middle East, were introduced into Britain by the Normans in the 10th century (although some would suggest that the Romans attempted to introduce them here much earlier), and wild herds lived for centuries in ancient forests before later being introduced into the parks of stately homes and estates, in order to grace them. Wild Fallow Deer usually live in small herds. Park herds are often larger, numbering 70 animals or more. They have a spotted coat, but in some individuals the spots are not very prominent and may disappear in winter. Antlers are palmate in adult (over 3 years of age), and increase in size with age (up to 70 cm long) and are more elaborate every year. A mature buck has a very prominent Adam's apple.

 

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Taken on August 1, 2012