June 24, 2019
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Axis Deer vs. Mouflon Sheep PHOTO

The report on June 6th of Axis Deer in North Kona turned out to be Mouflon Sheep. But you can see they are very similar.  The Big Island Invasive Species Committee quickly reacted to the report and sent this  to help us all.

As you can see in the photo below, it is nearly impossible to distinguish Axis Deer (the serious threat) from the Mouflon Sheep (not serious). The Axis Deer has the spots. Axis Deer are the real threat to coffee farmers. 

(click on photo below to enlarge)


Deer vs Mouflon

If you see an Axis Deer, please report it immediately to:

Jake Muise
Axis Deer Coordinator

More info on Axis Deer is available  here