Sounds From the Trails

Whitetail Deer


A tan or reddish-brown in the summer and greyish-brown in the winter, the belly, throat, nose band, eye ring and insides of the ears are white. There are black spots in the sides of the chin. The antlers have individual tines that grow upward from each of the main beams. The Mule Deer and the White Tail deer has the widest distribution of the deer found in North America. Deer are browsers rather than grazers and feed on a variety of vegetation including green plants, nuts and corn, and trees and twigs. Although the deer is a good swimmer and runner reaching speeds of 35 m.p.h. it falls prey to a number of animals including the mountain lion, domestic dogs, wolf, coyote, lynx, bobcat and bear. Once this species was almost exterminated but it is now more abundant than ever.

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