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White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Description:

This species is found in our yard in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin almost every day. They are herbivores; their stomachs allow them to digest many different things. Things such as fruit, nuts, grass, twigs, leaves, corn, fungi, and alfalfa. They have a gestation period if 7 months and give birth to 1-3 young in May or June. Their young are called fawns.

Habitat:

Winter: coniferous forests Summer: meadows, and sometimes coniferous forests for shade. They are found in North America, South America, and Southern Canada. Their predators in these regions include Bobcats, Mountain Lions, Coyotes, and people.

Notes:

This species has a reddish-brown coat that fades to gray in the winter.

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evangelinathiry
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evangelinathiry

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jan 4, 2013
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013

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