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White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Description:

White-tailed deer vary in size across their range with the smallest subspecies living in southern Florida and ranging to animals that on the average are twice that size in the northern part of their range. Average sized deer in Minnesota weigh 180 lbs. or more. They are reddish brown in the summer and tend toward gray/brown in the winter. Males are larger than females and have antlers that are shed and regrown annually.

Habitat:

White-tailed deer have a wide range across much of the US and Canada, in a number of different habitats. They tend to avoid large open areas and are most often found in brushy forests and along tree-lined rivers in grasslands.

Notes:

I found this white-tailed deer doe along a road that runs between two sections of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. They are fairly shy in this area, but she hung around long enough to take several photos.

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2 Comments

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Thanks, Elsa.

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Wow Gordon, this is absolutely fantastic!

Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Oct 15, 2009
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

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