Red Deer - The red deer is the largest and only native species to Ireland. The Red Deer are seen around Co. Roscommon but relatively few. They graze all year round and will also eat heather and mosses when the grass is not plentiful. Fawns are born around June time. The rutting season is around September. New fawns are then left in lying in cover for a couple of weeks before following the mother. Photographs from Co. Roscommon and Castle Archdale in Co. Fermanagh.
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▼ Red Deer at Castle Archdale Co. Fermanagh