dog owner has been banned from walking his pet lurcher in Richmond Park after it ran amok and caused a mass stampede of deer. The incident is a repeat of six years ago when a video clip of Fenton the dog chasing after deer in the same park went viral.
The deer in Richmond Park and Bushy Park are wild animals and can be unpredictable. Our parks are nature reserves and the herds of wild deer roam freely. For your safety, please keep at least 50 metres away from the deer at all times and don’t touch , feed or attempt to photograph the deer at close range.
Spot Richmond Oark’s famous deer Try and stay at least 50 metres away, though, especially during May-July when mama does are fiercely protecting their babies, and in the autumn when the male deer get especially lairy with one another in the hopes of impressing the ladies.
When the video was first uploaded on November 13, 2011, there was debate over the dog’s name – Renton, Benton or Fenton. It later turned out that it was Fenton, a labrador who used to be a guide dog. Fenton remains popular and there are 15 million views on the original video.
Yes dogs can run down deer .
Sometimes the deer may be injured and some are even killed during the fights for supremacy. There are 2 culls in Richmond Park – the males in February and the females in November. In Bushy Park , however, the male cull takes place in September and the female cull in November.
Richmond Park is a fabulous park that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Overshadowed by its central cousins, Hyde Park and Regents Park , the park in Richmond nonetheless offers visitors an enjoyable nature experience. Nevertheless, this expansive park is still worth the trip .
approximately 2 – 2.5 hours
There are seven well-known wonders of the world, but the folk of Richmond know there is an eighth – the natural wonder that is Richmond Park . Did you know that the pedestrian gates to this stunning space never close? That’s right, the gates are open all night to walkers and cyclists.
Even though the dog has now learned to leave deer scent trails alone, many dogs will still chase a running deer because of the excitement of the visual attraction. They will not necessarily equate the displeasure of following a scent trail with the sight of a running animal.
Some of those deer rose to fame nine years ago. You know which viral video we’re referring to don’t you? Yes, it’s the anniversary of FENTON ! The video which had us all rolling around laughing was uploaded to YouTube on this very day (November 13) in 2011 – and we’re still in stitches.