Thursday, July 19, 2012

fallow deer ~ 07/19/12 ~ Mt. Madonna

Hey, I thought these deer were separated to prevent breeding. The perimeter fencing is impossibly tall topped with electric wires to keep mountain lions out, but the gate separating the males from the females is not as tall and potentially jumpable. We only spotted one male's large horns in the distance, but in the past we've seen at least a couple young males. I wonder if the County Parks moves males around to keep the herd going for display. These two fawns were not twins and followed different mothers.


John W. Wall said...

You probably know they exterminated the fallow deer at Pt. Reyes. I was surprised when I spotted a couple after the dirty deed was done, but I just read that they did in fact kill all the breeding males, so it's just a matter of time now.

Jennifer said...

I never saw deer like this. They are so cute....I hate thinking of them being exterminated though I understand the reasons for it.

ingrid said...

John, I'll have to look that up, I didn't know. Did this happen in the past couple of years since I've been away? The last I heard, the Fallow Deer got a reprieve. I'm terribly sad to hear this news.