Instead of antlers, the male Chinese water deer bears enlarged upper canine teeth, which form long, slightly curved tusks that measure up to three inches in length and protrude like fangs from the side of the mouth.

Instead of antlers, the male Chinese water deer bears enlarged upper canine teeth, which form long, slightly curved tusks that measure up to three inches in length and protrude like fangs from the side of the mouth.

Water Deer. This deer may not look too unusual to you, until you notice that it has a pair of tusks that make it look like either a vampire or a walrus. These are native to China and Korea.

Water Deer. This deer may not look too unusual to you, until you notice that it has a pair of tusks that make it look like either a vampire or a walrus. These are native to China and Korea.

Chinese Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis) in Buckinghamshire_ UK

Chinese Water Deer Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Les Stocker

The Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis), also known as the vampire deer, is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer.

The Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis), also known as the vampire deer, is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer.

The skull of the Chinese Water Deer is one of the most iconic skulls out there. Like many small Asian deer species, it does not have antlers. Instead the males fight each other with their extremely...

The skull of the Chinese Water Deer is one of the most iconic skulls out there. Like many small Asian deer species, it does not have antlers. Instead the males fight each other with their extremely...

Chinese water deer also known as the vampire deer Once thought extinct, researchers recently found a lone Kashmir musk deer in northeastern Afghanistan last November for the first time in 60 years.

Chinese water deer also known as the vampire deer Once thought extinct, researchers recently found a lone Kashmir musk deer in northeastern Afghanistan last November for the first time in 60 years.

Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) at the Whipsnade Zoo.  Chinese water deer are indigenous to the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, coastal Jiangsu province (Yancheng Coastal Wetlands), and islands of Zhejiang of east-central China, and in Korea.... They inhabit the land alongside rivers.... They are also seen on mountains, swamps, grasslands, and even open cultivated fields. Water deer are proficient swimmers, and can swim several miles to reach remote river islands.

Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) at the Whipsnade Zoo. Chinese water deer are indigenous to the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, coastal Jiangsu province (Yancheng Coastal Wetlands), and islands of Zhejiang of east-central China, and in Korea.... They inhabit the land alongside rivers.... They are also seen on mountains, swamps, grasslands, and even open cultivated fields. Water deer are proficient swimmers, and can swim several miles to reach remote river islands.

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