Was out this morning and I came around the corner of the wood and saw 2 deer out on the field. One a normal young buck and the other really wierd. At first I thought hare (one for ELMER ) but then realised it was far too big. Next I thought muntie, but surely not in Yorkshire. As my mind raced the 2 deer decided I might be trouble and started to run toward the wood.
At this point I realised it was a roe but its front legs, both of them, must have been at least a foot too short. I couldnt see if they were properly formed and didnt have the presence of mind to go and study the "slots".
It seemed quite heavy in the body and it certainly had a decent turn of speed. I've never seen the like of it IN ROE. Has anyone else?
(and yes I KNOW there are forever of fallow running around the countryside with missing legs)
and before we get in to the whole "its a hare FFS" territory I have shot 36 deer so far this year so I do know what Im looking at