Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Description:

An adult, White-tailed buck dubbed Daddy sans antlers

Habitat:

Prairie grasses surrounded by woods and farm fields

Notes:

Daddy is one of the original deer that befriended or accepted my presence in the herd. I met him four years ago so he's at least five years old at this time. Daddy and OH or One-Horn were the first two bucks I noticed to shed their antlers this winter and that was the first week of January. Last year antlers weren't shed until late February or early March by most of the bucks but it was a warmer than usual winter up here. I've also called Daddy the Gentle Giant on numerous occasions as he's the one buck I trust completely with or without antlers. Even with young fawns he's never shown any aggression other than an occasional soft snort. In the fourth image you see Tiny G. has provoked a challenge or fight and Daddy is rearing up in response, without actually landing a blow to Tiny G. He will and does defend himself but has never initiated or started a fight that I've ever witnessed in the four years I've been observing and photographing them.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

6 Comments

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 7 years ago

SachindraUmesh-Thank you for being so generous!! I was struggling with a new camera and its built-in editing software. I wish I could have done them better justice. All your images are gorgeous!! I swear I could look at them all day. :-)

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

!!! SUPER WOW!!!!

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 7 years ago

EmilyMarino-Thank you!! New (refurbished) camera with new in-camera editing software...sorry for the poor images. I was still trying to get a better handle on their use. Getting closer but its taking far longer than my old Nikon D40X where all I had to do was convert from RAW to JPEG and upload...Argh! "-)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Love the 4th shot!

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 7 years ago

Gerardo Aizpuru-Thank you so much! :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wonderful shots :)

JanelleL.Streed
Spotted by
JanelleL.Streed

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jan 13, 2013
Submitted on Jan 19, 2013

Related Spottings

Whitetail Deer White Tailed Deers White-tailed deer Mule deer

Nearby Spottings

White-tailed Deer White-tailed Deer Red-bellied Woodpecker White-tailed Deer
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors