It’s all Disney’s fault

There are too many deer in Britain.

Although the deer population has never been measured, the animals are thought to number at least 1.5 million, and 50 to 60 per cent need to be shot each year just to keep numbers from growing, experts said.

For almost 1,000 years deer were virtually extinct in Britain but populations have exploded since they were reintroduced in the Victorian era, in the absence of natural predators such as wolves and brown bears.?

Now Britain’s six species of deer are running out of control, decimating woodland, ruining farmers’ crops and causing 14,000 road accidents with 450 deaths and injuries each year.

Deer are largely responsible for the decline of birds like the nightingale because of the damage they cause to wild flowers, brambles and shrubs.

Speaking of deer, anyone got any hunting of deer or goats that needs doing within 3 or so hours of Auckland…itching for some time off and need to blast something.