Water Deer

   The Water Deer, (Hydrelaphus inermis) is a small deer of northern China. It differs from others of the Cervidae family, save the musk deer, by having no antlers. The chief means of defense for the buck is a pair of long dog-like teeth in the upper jaw. It differs also in that it does not have any scent glands on the hock or on the skin over the cannon bone. The deer lives near the rivers, crouching amid the reeds and grass.