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White Tailed Deer

Odocoileus Virginianus


Males wt- 130-300lbs deciduous antlers, females wt 90-200lbs. Length 62-87" (including tail). In the tropics they tend to be smaller (77-110lbs). The coat is reddish-brown in the spring turning to grey brown during the summer. The tail underside is white and used as an alert system.


Adapt to many different habitats


"Deer in the Mist" - Myakka River State Park in Sarasota Florida. My husband and I decided to take a night away from the kids and hustle & bustle of everyday life and stay in one of the parks palm log cabins for a night. We rose early to see what wildlife we might catch a glimpse of. Just before we returned to the cabin for some cocoa These two beautiful creatures emerged from the mist. What a magical moment! Information obtained through Wikipedia research.

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Anna Wilson
Anna Wilson 12 years ago

Ceherzog- I agree. It is quite a wonderful park. I feel so at peace when we go there; no rushing or time constraints.
My husband and I love taking photos there- always something new!

ceherzog 12 years ago

I'm in SC right now and missing my regular visits to Myakka's quite a place, especially if you venture beyond the close in trails.

Beautiful shots

Anna Wilson
Anna Wilson 12 years ago

Thank you Arun! I get a peaceful feeling when I look at this photo

Arun 12 years ago

Breezy shot ........ poetic picture !!

Anna Wilson
Anna Wilson 12 years ago

Thank you Christiane :)

Christiane 12 years ago

Beautiful shot..

Anna Wilson
Anna Wilson 12 years ago

Thank you =) I took this photo at Myakka River State Park in November 2010. It was a wonderful moment when these two beautiful creatures emerged from the mist =)

MickGrant 12 years ago

Nice image

Anna Wilson
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Anna Wilson

Sarasota, Florida

Spotted on Nov 11, 2010
Submitted on Jul 27, 2011

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