Sunday, 26 September 2010

Tree barked by deer

Deer strip off bark and eat it and also gnaw at the wood beneath. This is called "barking". Teeth marks are left on the tree, as in this picture here taken in the Buda Hills, Hungary in 2010. It is hard to say for certain which species did this, but only Roe and Red Deer occur in those woods and as the barking was quite low down, the most likely species is Roe Deer.

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