3 White Tail Deer & Squirrel Feeding

Three white tail deer and a squirrel feeding on some corn around 9am on 7-26-2020.

The white-tailed deer, also known as the whitetail or Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer native to North America, Central America, Ecuador, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia. Thanks Wikipedia

Scientific name: Odocoileus virginianus, Gestation period: 201 days, Average lifespan: 4.5 years

Speed: 30 mph (Maximum, Adult, Running), Height: 1.7 – 3.9 ft. (Adult, At Shoulder), Length: 3.1 – 7.2 ft.

Mass: Male: 150 lbs (Adult, In Summer), Female: 100 lbs (Adult, In Summer). Fawn is the term for a baby deer.

How do you tell the difference between a male and female white tailed deer? All female deer, whether fawn or fully grown, have a head that is rounded on the top. A button buck’s is almost flat. And although male fawns lack antlers, when you view them from above (such as from a tree stand), you can often see the bony “buttons” that will develop into a rack.

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