White-Tailed Deer

Describe the animal

A relatively small deer with short ears, all major points come off of the main beam, tail, white underneath, females usually antlerless. Upper parts reddish brown in summer, bright grayish fawn sprinkled with black in winter, face and tail usually lack blackish markings, underparts are white.


White tailed Deer

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how is it born? how does it's mother care for it's young?

A deer is born by live birth. The mother deer will nurse the fawn until it can eat solid food, when the fawn is old enough to follow its mother (at about a month old), the mother deer will show the fawn where to go get food, water and by example will teach it what to fear.


How do deer care for young babies

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_deers_care_for_their_young_babies 28 october 2013


How does it get food? What does it eat?

White-tailed deer are herbivores, leisurely grazing on most available plant foods. Their stomach allows them to digest a varied diet, including leaves, twigs, fruits and nuts, grass, corn, alfalfa, and even lichens and other fungi.


White tailed deer

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Where does it live? And what are some of it's habits?

Whitetail deer habitat is hard to define, simply because they are extremely adaptable and have been found everywhere from swamp to desert, plains to mountains, Florida to Canada. They often thrive near towns and cities, sometimes to the point of becoming pests and hazards to the humans with whom they share the land.

Naturally, a whitetail's feeding habits, preferred foods, and schedule vary with the changing seasons. They will browse green leaves and grasses, munch on corn, feed on acorns, pluck fruit from trees, and even raid local flowerbeds if something the landscaper planted catches their eye.


Profile of a white-tailed deer from a hunters viewpoint

http://hunting.about.com/od/deerbiggame/p/whitetail_deer.htm 28 october 2013


Who are it's enemies? How does it defend itself?

Because the deer have so many enemies, they must be alert, relying on their keen senses of sight, smell and hearing to warn them of impending danger. Some of the predators of the deer are; the mountain lion, wolf and coyotes. The whitetail deer will try and flee before it has to defend itself. If a deer attacks, it will use its hooves, or antlers. Rumor has it that they also can bite.


enemies of deer

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White tailed deer defend itself

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_whitetail_deer_defends_itself 28 october 2013