Coincidence who knows?
I had just finished writing to my local forestry commission office (Forest of Dean) asking to be put on a list for stalking (Some hope I know), picked up a book on stalking an retired to my garden with a cup of tea and some jam on toast when upon entering the garden there was a disturbance in the undergrowth behind my bamboo. As I peered over the fence a Fallow doe froze mid flight and stared back. I happened to notice that she was a little cautious about carrying weight on one of her hind legs during her brief burst. She stood still and eyed me as I stayed still as possible (the tea was hot and the cup was thin!), when she noticed I was not in full camo and there was no quality optics on my toast he rightly assumed I was no threat and put her head down had a few munches then laid down in the bramble encrusted undergrowth that lies to one side of my garden and there she still is.
My house is in the Forest of Dean and backs onto a large expanse of mixed woodland that is not overly managed but is walked frequently by all the local dog owners. Boar have been present for years behind me on and off but recently I bumped into a group with about 8 piglets. I got to within 30 yards when I thought best to retreat as I had my Jack Russell with me and he seems to think anything under the size of a white rhino is worth having a pop at!
So Back to my question, does anyone have experience of interaction between Boar (With young) and Fallow? Could the deer have been wounded? And as I am a complete novice could someone say if it is normal for a fallow doe to be on its own and so close to humans without fleeing far and then taking to rest? I though them more a social deer than solitary?