- Last updated:
- 22 Jun 2022
Feral chital deer (Axis axis) is a restricted invasive species under the Biosecurity Act. Any deer not kept in a deer proof enclosure is considered to be feral.
In Queensland feral chital deer must not be kept, moved, fed, given away, sold or released into the environment without a permit.
- rusty red to dark brown coat colour
- striking white patch on throat
- lines of white spots on body
- beige colour on stomach, inner legs and under tail
- distinctive high-pitched alarm call when disturbed
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Feral fallow deer (dama dama) are known to occur in our local government area. Feral fallow deer is also a restricted invasive species under the Biosecurity Act. Sightings of any feral deer species can be reported to council.
If you see a feral chital deer (or any other feral deer) report it to council as soon as possible