OK, it's a deer, and it is a museum specimen in fairly poor condition. Like other things we have shown you this week, it is from the collection of our old friend Lionel Beer's late father.
He was a remarkable man who travelled widely, and had a voracious appetite for collecting stuff, but over the years the documentation for the collection, if indeed there ever was proper documentation for the collection, has disappeared.
So we are having to make it up as we go along.
Is this a fawn? Or a an adult of a small African or Asian species? You decide....