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Val Saxby

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

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Taken on a trip to Bushy park to see the Red deer during the rut.

This hind was part of the biggest herds in the park – whilst her lord and master was running around and announcing his kingship to all who would listen she was trying to get some rest – but was being constantly bothered by the resident Magpies!

Taken with Canon 7d & Canon 100 – 400 L

Thanks to Dave for the loan of the 7d

The Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest deer species. The Red Deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor and parts of western and central Asia. It also inhabits the Atlas Mountains region between Morocco and Tunisia in northwestern Africa, being the only species of deer to inhabit Africa. Red Deer have been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. In many parts of the world the meat (venison) from Red Deer is used as a food source.

Although at one time Red Deer were rare in some areas, they were never close to extinction. Reintroduction and conservation efforts, especially in the United Kingdom, have resulted in an increase of Red Deer populations, while other areas, such as North Africa, have continued to show a population decline.

Red deer are Britains larges mammal and can be found in a number of areas of the country both in parks and in the wild.

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