Last night whilst driving home i came across a large fallow stag standing in the middle of the road. At first i thought it was injured as its head bowed down to the road.
I was able to drive within 20 foot of the beast before it was aware i was there. However the stag was not injured, it was licking the tarmac. After looking up at me it carried on licking the tarmac for another 20-30 seconds before strolling to the verge of the road.
i drove past the animal and stopped again, to see it walk back into the road to start licking the tarmac again.
i have never seen a deer/ any animal act like this before, does anyone have a clue what it was doing??