Was out on my little pheasant shoot a couple of weeks ago effecting some electric fencing to keep the damned sheep off the game cover strips!! All I'll say on that subject is little blighters ~ you might imagine there were one or two other choice words sent in their direction when I found them eating my new sorghum shoots!
We have a nice little shoot with some big-ish blocks of woodland surrounding it that home to several Roe and hoards of Muntjac.
My mate and I set about our fencing and in our faffing about for an hour or so we set off three Munty's in the wood about 150 yards uphill of us and 5, yes 5 of them in the wood about the same distance below us. They had a real good shout until we packed up. Great! On the way out I stopped for a glass around in a likely spot and in 20 mins a Munty doe turned up from the long grass, turned towards me then dissappeared into a thick hedge, a couple of minutes behind the doe came a buck that dissappeared in the same spot. about five minutes later another small deer appeared out of the long grass onto a small patch of short grass on a bank about 200 yards away, another Munty? No. Look again, reddy brown, heaps of spots, a tiny Roe Kid! It must have been laid up in the long grass and taking a few steps before going straight back into cover. Couldn't see mum but the ground drops quickly away into a deep valley behind where I saw the kid where we quite often see Roe so she could have been out on there.
I guess this was probably quite a late kid. Is it usual for them to break cover briefly without mum being with them? I guess it was about as tall as welly boot at the shoulder maybe a bit smaller.