Oh, Deer!


I know most wildlife enthusiasts suggest getting out first thing in the morning but I’m not much of an early bird. No worms for me, thanks anyway. Happily, I find that late afternoon/early evening is also an active time. On my most recent visit to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge I came across five different groups of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).

That should come as no surprise since Texas has the largest White-tailed population in North America, with an estimated four million of them. Interestingly,  I noticed that mosquitoes were quite fond of the deer (note the dark spots on the face of the deer in the second photo). Pretty sure she wanted to borrow my bug repellent.

Categories: Nature Notes, Observations

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