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White-tailed deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Description:

The deer's coat is a reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. The deer can be recognized by the characteristic white underside to its tail, which it shows as a signal of alarm by raising the tail during escape. There is a population of white-tailed deer in the state of New York that is entirely white (except for areas like their noses and toes)—not albino—in color. The former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, New York, has the largest known concentration of white deer. Strong conservation efforts have allowed white deer to thrive within the confines of the depot.

Habitat:

Although most often thought of as forest animals depending on relatively small openings and edges, white-tailed deer can equally adapt themselves to life in more open prairie, savanna woodlands, and sage communities as in the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico,

Notes:

I spotted this deer while taking a walk down a popular walking/jogging trail. It was quite brave and allowed me to walk fairly close to it before moving on.

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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Lovely Spotting,

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Lat: 36.74, Long: -95.95

Spotted on Dec 16, 2011
Submitted on Feb 18, 2012

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