Look, I’m not recommending you feed Red Deer. However, some people do. Me, I just take pictures of events, which is what happened last week.
On my walk from Lightwater to Deepcut, on the track alongside the Bisley and Pirbright Firing Ranges, I came across a number of male Red Deer near the Range perimeter fence.
My first encounter was a young male Red Deer sitting down comfortably in among the undergrowth close to the fence. As I stopped to gaze on him, and pleased to get a good photo, up he got and wandered off. I wasn’t expecting to see any more Red Deer. Well, until I reached Chobham Ridges, when one male Red Deer – should really call him a stag – was happy to come to the perimeter fence to munch fresh grass offered by people. His ear tag identified him as 794. I’ve come across him many times before, often with his chum, number 506.