For many years the allotment site has been home to several foxes which can often be seen during the day but are out and about more often during the evening hours. They are inquisitive animals and will often stand quietly and watch you from a reasonable distance. Muntjac, a small deer, and also known as Barking Deer have been seen on the allotments. Muntjac are the oldest known deer, appearing some 15 - 35 million years ago. The muntjac though is not everyone’s friend, here is a brief article written in 2010 from a UK newspaper.
“Don’t let its seductive, doe eyes fool you. Or its glossy russet coat and Bambi looks. No, the muntjac is a wolf in deer's clothing - and it's taking over Britain.
In fact, so great is the threat posed by this innocent-looking creature that Wildlife minister, Huw Irranca-Davies, has included the muntjac on a most-wanted list that names and shames the six foreign invaders wreaking havoc on our countryside.
Alongside such villains as the Chinese mitten crab, the Russian zebra mussel and South American creeping water primrose, the Asian muntjac has been named Britain's most dangerous and destructive deer.”
One plot holder has found (July 2011) a family of grass snakes, a protected species, living in his compost heap. This is good news as grass snakes are quite a rarity these days.

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