FW: Worrying sighting

To: Canberrabirds <>
Subject: FW: Worrying sighting
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2022 01:52:44 +0000

According to the books, the Sambar is the largest of the introduced deer species in Australia, being slightly larger than the Red Deer.  However the smaller Fallow Deer is said to be the most common around the northern part of the ACT.  That species loses its spots in its winter coat.  There have been occasional published warnings about an increase in road accidents in Australia from collisions with deer.


From: Canberrabirds <> On Behalf Of sandra henderson via Canberrabirds
Sent: Saturday, 20 August 2022 11:40 AM
To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Worrying sighting


This morning I came across a roadkill Sambar deer on Long Gully Road. Parks staff have now removed the animal. Apparently a juvenile according to comment on Canberra Nature Map (where I posted photo) but was very large.  So not just kangaroos and wombats to worry about when driving around town. 

Sandra H

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