Cartes postales de... Knole Park (GB) et ses cerfs

October 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Au-delà d'être un superbe parc naturel propice au sport, à la balade et au ressourcement, Knole est le domicile d'environ 350 cerfs et daims en liberté dans un habitat naturel de plus de 400 hectares.

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Deer in Knole Park, Sevenoaks, UK

Habitués à la présence humaine, ils se laissent approcher relativement facilement.

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Quand le soleil se couche, les vieilles pierres scintillent…

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... et les gargouilles semblent prendre vie !

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L'automne est la saison où les cerfs se reproduisent - le rut. Comme le dit la personne qui s'occupe des cerfs du parc, "les bois des mâles et les égos sont développés à bloc, et la testostérone au top".

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Les mâles les plus forts se posent en position dominante sur les points les plus hauts du parc...

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... et comme la nuit commence à tomber, ils émettent leurs appels caractéristiques, profonds et guturaux... Deers in Knole Park, Sevenoaks, UKDeers in Knole Park, Sevenoaks, UK

... rapidement, la scène s'anime.

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Mais c'est presque la fin de la saison, et ce soir la cohabitation redevient rapidement paisible.

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A suivre !


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