A good place to see deer

We went to the Powderham Castle Estate yesterday  and it’s free to walk around the estate! It must be the best place in Devon to see fallow deer.

Deer5Powderham Castle still has its deer park intact which contains over 600 fallow deer. Historically Whiddon Deer Park (in the Teign Valley) would have contained a herd of deer too.

Deer1This is a young male fallow deer – called a pricket.

Deer3Here is a male with a full set of antlers

Deer4

The Normans brought fallow deer to Britain as they liked to hunt them. The only deer which are native to Britain are the roe and red deer.

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