Roe deer are a truly native UK species and live predominantly in a mix of countryside that includes farmland, wooded areas, grassland, and sometimes even domestic gardens! Apart from does with their white spotted young, born in May to June, they tend to be solitary in the summer, coming together into smallish loose groups in the winter months. The males have relatively short three pointed antlers which they shed around October. They do not have a tail but an obvious light coloured buffish patch around their back end, which is often all one sees when they are fleeing after being disturbed. They are a very graceful species.