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White-tailed Deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
walrus
Description
Their coat is a reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. Their long tail is brown above, white below, and fringed in white on the sides. Males have antlers consisting of smaller vertical tines branching off the single main beam. Year-old male fawns have small “buttons” of antlers. Antlers are shed in December and January and regrown over the summer.
Dimensions
Their length ranges from 37 to 87 inches, including a tail of 3.9 to 14.4 inches. Their shoulder height is 21 to 47 inches. They usually weigh 130 to 290 lb, but, in rare cases, can reach 350 lb.
Diet
They feed on a variety of vegetation, depending on what is available in their habitat.
Habitat & Range
They inhabit from the big woods of northern Maine to the deep saw grass and hammock swamps of Florida. Also inhabit farmlands, brushy areas and such desolate areas of the west such as the cactus and thornbush deserts of southern Texas and Mexico. They can be found most of southern Canada and the entire mainland United States except two or three states in the west.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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