Over the weekend, I cycled out to the woods to check track traps that I check regularly. This weekend there were muntjac tracks. The tracks led up a trail to a long-abandoned quarry, and sure enough half way up was a muntjac trying to sneak away. People will swear blind that they dont live in Devon and Cornwall.
Definitly we have heard their characteristic bark and some of my students have seen them on course.
This is the first sighting I have had in Cornwall.
It got me thinking. I have seen them in the Himalayas and India. There is something in common. At all the locations where I have seen them there are steep drop-offs. Certainly too steep to track easily and probably too steep to be found by deer stalkers.
As trackers, we follow the trail to the animal, whereas most people are unlikely to go down or up steep vegetated edges.
Could this be why the