Eastern White-tailed Deer

Most often associated with Bambi, the White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is another very adaptable animals that is being encountered more and more often in suburban and urban areas because of habitat losses due to development. Typically found in forests and farmland edges, they will not hesitate to come into suburban backyards and empty your birdfeeders. There was a point in time in the history of North America when the white-tailed deer was relatively uncommon, but deforestation for farming has helped their numbers flourish as they will readily eat corn and soybeans in farm fields.


Photo Credit: Alan Emerson