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Odocoileus virginianus This sweet little white-tail deer was one of twins which was special to see. Together with their mother, casually munching at the side of a rural road.  Artiodactyla,Cervidae,Deer,Geotagged,Odocoileus virginianus,Summer,United States,Vertebrate,White-tail Deer,White-tailed deer,fauna,mammal,pennsylvania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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This sweet little white-tail deer was one of twins which was special to see. Together with their mother, casually munching at the side of a rural road.

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  1. I wonder if those black specks on the deer are ticks. White-tailed deer can have hundreds - even over 1,000 - ticks on them. This kind of infestation can actually kill deer, fawns especially. Posted one year ago
    1. I had wondered too Christine and hoped they may be just seed heads caught in the fur. Posted one year ago
      1. Let's hope so, Ruth! Posted one year ago

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The white-tailed deer , also known as the whitetail or Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia. It has also been introduced to New Zealand, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the Lesser Antilles, and some countries in Europe, such as Finland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Serbia. In the Americas, it is the most widely distributed wild ungulate.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 27, 2019. Captured Aug 31, 2015 08:25 in 204 Catherine Ave, Brownsville, PA 15417, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/3.2
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm