Oh deer - fancy seeing you in King’s Lynn

A muntjac deer in a garden in the centre of King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

A muntjac deer in a garden in the centre of King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

They normally keep a lower profile by day. But this deer didn't mind posing up for a picture.

The Muntjac was spotted walking through the middle of an office car park, near St Nicholas Chapel in King's Lynn, before it began grazing on a shady rear lawn.

The animal must have walked down busy St Ann's Street to reach its chosen picnic spot.

Muntjac have colonised most of the country since the 1920s, when a number of animals escaped from an estate in Bedfordshire.

They live happily on the urban fringe around parks, allotments and even large domestic gardens.

Muntjac are common in King's Lynn. Council CCTV operators have seen them in the town centre in the early hours, whilst streets are deserted.

The animals, which reach around 1ft 6ins tall and 3ft long are also known as barking deer, after the dog like call they make when disturbed or during the mating season.

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