I am south of Colchester on the way to Mersea Island in Essex, and while we have a healthy population of Muntjac widely distributed does anyone know if Chinese Water Deer have managed to move this far form their usual heartland ???
The reason I ask is that a neighbour swears he has CWD garden visitor but I think he might be mistaken in his identification and it is actually a Muntjac ??? We get a lot of Munties in the hedge rows and scrub land in and around the village and I have shot them on the farm opposite but have never seen a CWD myself !!!
Do Muntjac co-exist or compete with CWD ??
Cheers + ATVB