Friday, December 3, 2010

Invasive Deer in England

An invasive deer called Reeves' muntijac (Muntiacus reevesi) is spreading through England and becoming a pest to gardeners. The invasive species was brought to England in the 1900's when a duke released the deer onto his estate. Reeves' muntijac is originally from China and Taiwan, barks, is pig shaped and eats ground level thickets. This invader is also responsible for a quarter of Great Britain's vehicle-deer collisions each year, totally over 47 million dollars in damages. Click here to read more.