Wild deer befriends herd of cows

October 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A couple were stunned to see the latest addition to the herd of cows on their farm – a young male DEER.

The fearless Fallow deer has teamed up with a herd of Hereford Cross bullocks on the vast country estate.

The usually wild animal was first spotted mingling with the 50-strong herd – and now refuses to leave their side.

The buck has become a star attraction with holidaymakers on the 70-acre Westley Farm, near Stroud, Glos.

Hege Usbourne, 44, who runs the farm with husband Julian, said: “I think he’s having a bit of an identity crisis.

“It was holidaymakers in one of our cottages that first spotted him about 10 days ago.

“He stands with the herd and has made special friends with one of the other bullocks.

“He just stays with them all of the time and does not run away – I think he actually blends into the herd quite well.

“We see quite a lot of deer around here – but they usually just flash past before you get the chance to take a proper look at them.

“It’s lovely to see a wild animal up so close.”

Male Fallow deers have white spots on their backs and black tips at the ends of their tails.

The usually timid creatures are grazing animals and are widespread across the UK.

Tags: , , ,

Category: News

Add your comment

Libellous and abusive comments are not allowed. Please read our House Rules

For information about privacy and cookies please read our Privacy Policy