Monday, 16 October 2017

Dingle Deer


This large ungulate occupies the western flanks of the island. It leads a largely nocturnal lifestyle using its prehensile nose to sniff out the juiciest berries of the thorny bushes and shrubs that surround the beaches and coastal inlets. It is also known to paddle in the shallows and graze upon the purple kelp that grows abundantly there.  It has few natural predators as is it is more than capable of defending itself with its formidable horns.