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Sambar at Batemans Bay, NSW
7 Oct 2017
Ringbarking of a small Myoporum acuminatum by antler rubbing, around the edge of a mangrove filled bay in Clyde River NP. I can't be positive it was a Sambar rather than Red of Fallow Deer, but it seems the most likely species. Also found browsed Muttonwood saplings and some deer scat.
8 Oct 2017
At first I was looking for the deer and thought it must be well camouflaged.
I was wondering about putting up records of the Glossy black feeding marks on the Melaleucas, but we didn't really discuss how best to do this on the NatureMapr platform.
9 Oct 2017
Hi Libby, Yeah, very well camouflaged. I doubt one would hang around if I was that close! And re the cockies, that's yellow-tailed blacks that gouge the grubs out of the melaleucas, and glossies that leave the chewed casuarina cones. I say whack up either of them as sightings, as they are both pretty conclusive evidence of the presence of the respective cockies.
Batemans Bay, NSW
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