I just love living at Jeeralang. Every day there is something new or wonderful to see, sometimes several. On our evening walks we often see some deer. Usually I only have my phone, so I have lots of lousy shots of them. This evening I had my new camera. I had thought until recently that they were all does, but they have now all grown fine sets of antlers, particularly the dark coloured one. Could he be a sambar cross, do you suppose? One of them left us an antler some time back. I couldn’t get any closer than this because of the Jack Russells who would have chased them away. They certainly are in beautiful condition.
I even managed to get some video of them, but I needed a tripod such as this: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/4-gram-string-reverse-tripod/
Still, here it is: https://youtu.be/bAJaGd7LuFM
PS: I have found over the years that the two most common groups of deer (sambar or otherwise) I encounter in the bush are family groups comprising a mature stag, a few does and their young – some of them as old as spikers, or groups of stags like this which have been driven away from the hinds and flock together for company. I have seen as many as seven in one group, usually at the heads of gullies.