Friday, July 15, 2011

Bambi's Big Brother

Hancock County, Georgia, must have a fairly large White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) population. It’s unusual if we don’t encounter deer along rural roads in the county. Usually we see does or fawns that still have their spots. Last weekend, however, we encountered a young buck in the middle of the road just after we rounded a corner. He bounded off the road but stopped in the woods nearby.

He gave me time for just two shots before he moved off deeper into the woods.

It was nice to see such a healthy young deer. But I hope he develops some street smarts before the hunting season in the Fall.

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Identification resource:

- University of Georgia Museum of Natural History: White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

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