Monday, 10 May 2010

A bit of a Puzzle. What Did I See?

Unfortunately no photo, not even a fuzzy one. As we were walking through the churchyard this afternoon we came face to face with an animal. Unfortunately as soon as it spotted us it vanished before I could get the camera out of my pocket.

At first I thought - ah a Muntjac as it reminded me of some of the pictures I have seen. Looking up their description they appear to be not much bigger than Bobby but this seemed quite a bit larger. Colour brown with no markings. The puzzle was it appeared to have horns rather than antlers. Two unbranched horns about a foot in length, vertical and curving backwards slightly. Maybe it was a goat but it wasn't like any I have seen in the past. No sign of a beard either.

We went for a wander in the couple of the vdirections it could have gone but there was no sign of it and, unusually, Bobby didn't seem to pick up a scent.


  1. Hi John, it sounds like it was a Roe deer.

  2. Hello John, I wouldn't like to hazard a guess but it is very intriguing and I love a mystery so I do hope you solve it.

  3. Hello Linda. I guess I will have to live in the village for another 30 years before I see it again ;) Whatever it was I wonder where it came from.

  4. Hello Jan. It was such a fleeting glimpse I almost feel as though I dreamt it. I will have to ask around and find out whether there have been any other sightings.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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