White-tailed Deer

White-tailed deer are medium-sized reddish-brown deer native to North America.  

Identification

General Description
Medium-sized reddish-brown deer with thick, slightly woolly looking fur
Length
37 to 87 inches tall
Weight
150 to 300 pounds
Color
Reddish-brown
Sounds
White-tailed deer fawns release a high-pitched squeal. Bucks and does grunt at different pitches.


Reproduction

White-tailed deer mate in late October to early November and have 1 to 3 spotted fawns.

Food

White-tailed deer each large amounts of plants including shoots, leaves, and grasses. They also eat acrons, fruit, and corn. They can also eat mushrooms and poison ivy.

Habitat

White-tailed deer are best known for their forest habitats, but can adapt to a wide variety of other habitats including prairie, savanna woodlands, and sage communities. 

Fun Facts

White-tailed deer only wag their tails when they are startled, unlike dogs.