Everything is laid bare in winter and animals that pass on the lush headland grass in summer pass in secret and are hard to see in all of the tangle and profusion of growth. However the firm mud on the headlands in winter tells a different story and here there a very clear muntjac deer hoof imprints
Needless to say the two Jack Russell Terriers don't need any hoof prints to know that the deer are there, they can smell them and set off following their scent trails completely ignoring the whistle and calls for them to return.
Typical Jack Russells in other words. Usually it takes the loud rustling of the training treat reward bag to persuade them back so they aren't really training rewards but training bribes.
Anyway, I keep telling them that a really good and long established wood pile can provide hours of rooting fun just forget the deer.