Roe deer buck, 15-35 kg?

Part of a course theme, we have been divided into groups and assigned chapters Owen-Smiths book on Megaherbivores to present and draw parallels from. Although perhaps not the most numerous, megaherbivores (herbivores >1’000 kgs) can have a very significant impact on their surroundings.

Roe deers – well, they don’t exactly topple trees.

While they can at high densities become what might be likened as a hedge-trimming gardener, the individual animal has only a disproportionate effect compared to other herbivores on my mothers apple trees.