Chinese Water Deer Hydropotes inermis

Chinese Water Deer
Chinese Water Deer
Chinese Water Deer are native to China and Korea. There are feral populations of escapees in the UK and elsewhere. They are slightly smaller than Roe Deer but slightly larger than Muntjac. They have red coats with a distinctive grey patch on their muzzles.
Chinese Water Deer
Chinese Water Deer
Chinese Water Deer
Despite really good hearing, they can be startled when you creep up on them.
Chinese Water Deer A pair of water deer by water
Chinese Water Deer male with tusk The cloven hoof and the tusk-like tooth of the male.
Chinese Water Deer tusks The tusks
Bucks don't grow antlers but use their tusk-like, long canine teeth in fighting.
Chinese Water Deer
Chinese Water Deer
Chinese Water Deer
The female doesn't have the long, tusk-like canine teeth. Since they can smell people at some 100 metres away, the usual view (if seen at all) is a disappearing behind.