Bowled over by a Stag.
Sunrise: 05.34 Sunset: 08.55
I used my head torch in Hoo Wood this evening. It’s getting dark earlier, and the hi power LEDs light up insects and the eyes of larger animals.
Whilst creeping along the ridge track, inspecting the brambles, a startled stag rose right in front of me and lurched itself across my path, hitting my shins in the process. I went over like felled tree. I think the deer was sleeping on the edge of the track. I’ve fallen many times in the woods, but never over a deer; fortunately, my arm automatically lifted my camera out of harms way. 😀