Day 2 – 30 Days Wild, Roe deer kids

During the past week or so this female deer has spent quite a bit of time resting in the meadow.

Mainly because she was heavily pregnant.

In the past couple of days she has had her kid. I caught a glimpse of them together this morning. No photos, as I’d rather not have a photo than disturb her.

Roe deer usually have twins, but sometimes one or even three kids. While I only saw one this morning, there might have been another hidden in the long grass, their dabbled coat helps to camouflage them.

The young are born from the middle of May to the middle of June and start to suckle within a few hours.


About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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