F is for Fallow Deer
but so nearly not
like a still
from a film
of the next
before I breathe
with me inside
in the air
Fallow deer are not endemic to England and Wales (only a few exist in Scotland), but were introduced by the Normans – some people think that some were brought here even earlier by the Romans.
Exceptionally beautiful, graceful deer, a lovely tan/fawn colour (some lighter) with white spots in the summer, although some groups keep the spots all year, they are under a meter high.
These deer can multiply quite quickly and become a nuisance, coming into conflict with farmers and estate managers because of the damage they cause to crops and woodland.
There are few things as breath-taking as coming upon a deer at close-quarters unexpectedly.
Picture © ~basil~photo, Link here.
All other material © Liz Brownlee
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