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Fallow deer killed in road accidents in Epping Forest during 1964 have been examined as part of an investigation of this dark coloured herd. Most of the deer were killed in October and November. More males were killed than females. It would appear that the winter coat differs from the summer coat only in being thicker and less glossy; the hairs are coarser and there is a tendency for the spots to be less apparent. Fawns have a spotted coat. The health of the deer appears to be good. The animals have been weighed and measured and the skins and skeletons have been preserved. The bones, stomach, intestines, reproductive organs, thyroid and adrenal glands, lungs, liver, kidneys and spleen have been examined and/or preserved from most of the animals.