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Message started by JR on Aug 23rd, 2011 at 1:40pm

Title: Deer on Purley Downs golf course?
Post by JR on Aug 23rd, 2011 at 1:40pm
Is anyone aware of deer living on Purley Downs golf course, or were my eyes deceiving me?! I'm pretty sure I saw a huge stag deer with very impressive antlers on the course a few weeks ago. I was very surprised to see it there - I didn't think the area was big or rural enough to have deer.

Title: Re: Deer on Purley Downs golf course?
Post by Phil_Thomas on Aug 24th, 2011 at 3:38pm
It is highly probable that your saw a stag on the golf course as we understand that deer have been in the rear gardens of houses in Court Hill backing onto the golf course. There are a number of acres of woodland behind the houses in Lower Barn Rd adjoining the golf course which are undisturbed and the public have no access to.

Certainly I have seen deer, nearby on Riddlesdown Common and also in Oaks Rd, coming off Shirley Hills, where one nearly collided with my car !

Title: Re: Deer on Purley Downs golf course?
Post by JR on Aug 30th, 2011 at 9:36am
Thanks for the reply Phil.

My wife has since seen the stag early one morning from our son's bedroom window so I am not going crazy! We live on Westfield Avenue and our garden backs onto the course. How lucky we are to live with such wonderful animals so close by!

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