Deer Spotting at Kings House Hotel, Glencoe

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The deer at Kings House Hotel in Glencoe are well known for a reason - they are stunning and semi-tame, primed for a photo shoot! 

When we were in Glencoe in February we stopped for lunch at the newly refurbed Kings House Hotel (quite disappointing if I'm honest, but this is a post about the deer not the venue).  

We came fully prepared and hopeful for a red deer spotting session - with a bag of carrots in the boot.  We had heard rumours that they are suckers for a wee treat but we didn't know if there would be any around and willing for a photo.  

If you want to get attention from the deer try to avoid the meal times as that's when they are spoilt for choice, and will eat your carrots then run off to the next bag!  

So we took our time and waited until it was quiet, before breaking up the chunks of carrots.  Then we threw a couple on the ground to let them know we are packing the good stuff.  Once we had their attention we could hand feed the bolder ones and snap away quickly.  

If you are going to do this, remember the deer are wild animals and keep your wits about you.  If they start to get a bit pushy just walk away and focus your attention elsewhere, it's not worth getting hurt for the gram!  

Also, please don't feed the deer stupid things - there was a bus of tourists who saw we were handfeeding and wanting to get pictures so decided to try and feed them sweets and chocolate...

Do you know of any other good deer spots in Scotland or the Oxford area?

P.S. I've added Matty's insta handle to the photos because unfortunately people download photos with permission, so please contact him if you would like to use them.

deer at kings house hotel glencoe tame liquidgrain liquid grain
deer at kings house hotel glencoe tame liquidgrain liquid grain
deer at kings house hotel glencoe tame liquidgrain liquid grain
deer at kings house hotel glencoe tame liquidgrain liquid grain
deer at kings house hotel glencoe tame liquidgrain liquid grain

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