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|Two White tailed Deer boys in the woods at the Read Sanctuary in Rye NY.|
While hiking throught he sanctuary I observed about 3o Deer.These were the only males i saw and they look young
The white-tailed deer is tan or brown in the summer and grayish brown in winter. It has white on its throat, around its eyes and nose, on its stomach and on the underside of its tail. The male has antlers. Males weigh between 150 and 300 pounds and females weigh between 90 and 200 pounds.
The white-tailed deer can be found in southern Canada and most of the United States, except for the Southwest, Alaska and Hawaii.
A deer's home range is usually less the a square mile. Deer collect in family groups of a mother and her fawns. When a doe has no fawns, she is usually solitary. Male bucks may live in groups consisting of three or four individuals, except in mating season, when they are solitary.The white-tailed deer lives in wooded areas. In some areas, deer overpopulation is a problem. Gray wolves and mountain lions used to be predators of the white-tailed deer and helped keep their population under control. But because of hunting and human development, there are not very many wolves and mountain lions left in some parts of North America.
Sometimes a bobcat or a coyote will kill a young deer, but people and dogs are now the deer's main predator. Because there are not many natural predators, deer populations can sometimes grow too large for their environment and deer can starve to death. In rural areas, hunters help control deer populations, but in suburban and urban areas hunting is often not allowed and deer populations can grow out of control.
Other things can change deer populations. Disease and parasites like lice, mites and roundworms can weaken or kill deer. Young deer and old deer often get sick and die, especially in the winter. Winter is a dangerous time for deer. Their long narrow legs and pointed hooves make it hard for them to move around in the snow and ice and it is easier for predators like dogs to catch them.
Deer and people are living closer to each other because of human development and growth in deer and human populations. Because humans and deer often share a habitat, there can be problems for both of them. When a deer's habitat becomes smaller because of human development, deer will often eat food from gardens. Deer need to cross roads to look for food and water and are sometimes struck by cars. People can also catch a sickness called Lyme Disease from the deer tick.
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They look just a bit underfed...I wonder why. some of ours in the wilderness are twice as big..and that leads me to wonder if there are more sub species...but probably not...the ones up here have to survive against cougar and coyote...touch life! Good shot!
- [2008-12-14 6:27]
Very nice capture.They are looking into your camera.POV,lighting,framing and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.
- [2008-12-14 12:58]
good eye contact and good capture of these handsome deers
i like composition, pose and POV
beautiful shot of these Spike Bucks, with fine POV and DOF,
excellent sharpness and details, wonderful glance
of the deers to you, TFS
- [2008-12-15 11:12]
What a sweet eye-contact with these beautiful pair of animals. I am impressed with nice natural scene, excellent DOF and details of the image. Colours are wonderful at their naturalness. Well done and kind wishes.
- [2008-12-15 11:33]
An outstanding iamge of these two youg spiker white-tails. The one on the left has broken this antler off sparing during the rut. What lovely surroundings you have captured them in, thank you Angela.