Posted: 15/01/2018 at 14:00
They'll travel quite a way ... and muntjac are quite happy living in undergrowth near human habitation. My brother who is a farmer in a rural location has had them eating sunflower seeds from the birdfeeders in his garden by standing on their hind legs and walking around the pole with almost as good balance as a human, whereas my OH who used to work at a site right on the ringroad here in Norwich had a muntjac charge across the busy carpark in order to attack it's own reflection in the glass doors of the farm shop ... the doors were automatic so swung outwards as the deer got very close, giving him a honk on the nose ....... it ran off through the parked cars, through the hedgerow and into someone's garden.
However, your uncle's deer may not be muntjac ... http://www.countryfile.com/article/how-identify-where-see/british-deer-guide
I know Chicky has deer visiting her garden ... she may have some advice ...
Last edited: 15 January 2018 14:01:35