White-tailed Deer

  • George Washington National Forest
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“The White-tailed Deer varies greatly in size. Grayish in winter, reddish brown in summer. Mostly active at twilight or night where hunted; otherwise seen during the day. Raises the underside “white flag” of its tail when alarmed. Antlers of male feature one main beam with multiple vertical points. W 50-300 lbs. Height 32-40″ (no shoulder)”.

The above is an excerpt from “Land Mammals of the Southeast”, a folding, waterproof guide.

I have found this guide, which is one of  many guides found at:

1.  The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Resort – Trillium House

2. The Natural History Center of The Rockfish Valley Foundation

3. Online at Earth, Sky, Water – Southeast