Monday, February 06, 2006

Toothless sabretooth

The UK holds a quarter of the world's population of Chinese Water Deer (now rare in its native domain). Woodwalton Fen is a good place to look for them (and listen to their terrifying roar). The males which have long projecting sabre-teeth (canines) and no antlers. This individual is a bit short in the tooth and is a female (photographed 4.2.06). It somehow reminds me of something out of Dr Seuss, when viewed head-on... Click as usual on the images for bigger versions.
Canon Powershot A95 with Kowa 823 + 32xWLER

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