Friday, December 8, 2006
Whitetail Deer - Odocoileus Virginianus
Whitetail deer have a reddish brown coat in spring and summer; brownish gray in fall and winter. Whitetail bucks have antlers with points that normally grow upward from an unforked main beam. Whitetail deer fawns average five (5) pounds in weight at birth. By age four (4), whitetail deer reach full size. Mature whitetail bucks weight from 175 to 250 pounds in weight and measure five (5) to six (6) feet in length from nose to tail. Whitetail bucks may live as long as ten (10) years. Whitetail does may live a long as twenty-two (22) years. Whitetail deer have excellent sense of smell and night vision. Whitetails have very good hearing and daytime vision also.
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