A new species of deer has been spotted on the Isle of Wight and they probably got here by swimming across the Solent, says a report by Isle of Wight Deer Conservation.
The Group’s 2017 survey found that while Muntjac deer were most commonly found on the Isle of Wight, Sika deer have also now been noted.
BBC Radio 4 Farming Today featured deer for a week commencing 9.10.17. BDS was given the Monday slot and Charles Smith-Jones talked to Farming Today’s Charlotte Smith about deer in the UK.
To hear more, listen 34 seconds into the programme’s beginning. Listen to programme
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