Rare Deer on Dartmoor
An extremely rare white deer was seen on Dartmoor last week. It was spotted by walkers enjoying Dunsford Nature Reserve which is only 8 miles from our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage.
The walkers showed the Devon Wildlife Trust amazing video footage of the fallow deer travelling in a herd. It is believed a rare genetic condition called Leucism has affected the deer resulting in the white appearance through a partial loss of pigmentation.
There are quite a few herds of deer living in the Teign Valley, which roam between the forests close to Lustleigh and Dunsford Woods. Although not common place, it’s not unheard of for a quiet or resting walker to come across a deer or two when walking on Dartmoor.
You never know, you might be lucky enough to spot a real White Hart whilst staying at our Dartmoor Holiday Home. You’ll certainly be sure to see an abundance of wildlife and beautiful scenery.
28 Apr 20