Capreolus capreolus (NL: Ree / EN: Roe Deer /DE: Reh / FR: Chevreuil)
is a Eurasian species of deer. It is relatively small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. The Roe Deer is primarily crepuscular, or primarily active during the twilight, very quick and graceful, lives in woods although it may venture into grasslands and sparse forests. It feeds mainly on grass, leaves, berries and young shoots. It particularly likes very young, tender grass with a high moisture content, i.e., grass that has received rain the day before. During the day it mostly hides and rests lying down, hidden in the vegetation (like the one in this image).
Image: Watermaal-Bosvoorde (B) - 03/10/2011
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