A MAN was shocked to discover a muntjac deer fawn walking around his garden in Upton-upon-Severn.

The shocked man, who lives in Tunnel Hill, grabbed his mobile phone and filmed the fawn curiously approaching the camera.

Pictures also capture the fawn's father in the garden.

Malvern Gazette: Muntjac deer father filmed in Upton-upon-Severn garden.Muntjac deer father filmed in Upton-upon-Severn garden. (Image: Public Submission)

The resident that captured the video asked people to be careful driving on Tunnel Hill near the Longdon turn.

"This family of Muntjac deer live there and are inclined to wander into the road.

"The picture I have taken is of the dad who is labrador-sized, and the video is of the baby which is no bigger than a cat.

"At night in recent weeks, you can hear them 'barking' if you are walking in the area. That sounds like a screech every 10 seconds or so as the parents call the babies.

"I really don’t know much about them. I found out about the barking by Googling it and someone had recorded the noise."

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According to The Wildlife Trusts, the muntjac deer was introduced into the UK from China in the 20th century. It has gained a stronghold in southeast England, where it can cause damage to our woods through browsing.

They are also known as 'barking deer' because of their dog-like calls and can be identified by their small and stocky build.