Wednesday, December 2, 2009

White Tailed Deer

There has been a lot of traffic through the back field the last few days. Seen here is a white tail deer, they are the smallest of the deer families that reside in North America. The name refers to the white underside of the tail, which the deer raises and wags to alert other deer to danger. They are agile, quick and able to run at speeds up to 30 mph. They can leap as high as ten feet and as far as 30 feet in a single bound. I have seen them do this and it is amazing. We see them through out the year and female doe have left their fawns in the back field for days and sometimes weeks at a time.

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