January, White-tailed Deer in our backyard! Earlier this evening was the second day in a row I got to see white-tailed deer before darkness set in. What a joy! I was even lucky enough to be able to snap some photos through a window. I’m sharing some of those photos with you below. Remember, clicking on any photo will bring up a larger snapshot for better viewing.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website has interesting facts about our native white-tail. For example did you know?
“Home Range and Seasonal Movements
Summer home ranges (area that an animal lives within) for deer in Maine are generally 500-600 acres, but can vary from 150 to more than 2,000 acres. Movement by deer from summer to winter range can vary from less than a mile to more than 25 miles, depending on availability and suitability of the winter range. Deer are not generally territorial (defend their home range against intrusion of other deer). However, pregnant does will defend a small birthing area (less than 20 acres) against intrusion by all other deer, for about a month.”
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