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Red deer rising

20 August 2019

An introduced species of deer has been officially captured by our fauna monitoring services in regrowth karri forests.

Manager Forest Management Alan Seymour said that the introduced species had unfortunately been establishing a population in the forest for a few decades.

“The establishment is mostly due to the deer escaping from farms,” Mr. Seymour said.

“This photographed individual is likely to have come from a group of animals that have been persisting in the Lake Muir area.”

“While it’s unusual to see the red deer in karri regrowth forest, their appearance is likely to be a reflection of their expanding population.”