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White Tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Description:

This deer is tan or reddish-brown in the summer and grayish-brown in the winter, with certain areas remaining white all year round. Fawns are spotted with brown tails and a white underside. When sensing danger, the deer raises its tail – this is called ‘flagging.’ Showing this large white patch on the underside of the tail signals an alarm to other deer and helps a fawn follow its mother to safety.

Habitat:

On Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, an Istmus near the Bay of Fungi. There are trees and some forest, lots of grass and fields with wild flowers. Near the ocean.

Notes:

These two deer (this buck and his "friend/ brother" the doe ) came to graze every day onto the lawn of our rental accommodation. Lovely! They seemed very attached to each other.

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Muckpuk
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Muckpuk

Nova Scotia, Canada

Spotted on Aug 23, 2019
Submitted on Nov 23, 2019

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