White Tail Luncheon
I would have to say that one of my favorite wildlife animals is the white tail deer. I'm fortunate in that I live remotely enough to have them as frequent visitors, around my home, and on my property year round. They are a joy to observe. The male deer ( bucks ) lose their antlers once a year but re-grow them in the late spring. When they re-grow them they are at first covered in a fine tissue substance referred to as "velvet". They lose the velvet as the antlers harden and grow. They are generally foragers with a diet that consists primarily of grasses, hay, plants, leaves, fruits, corn, shoots, acorns etc... this diet varies with the seasons and availability of food sources. I love my deer friends and hope I have the pleasure of sharing my wilderness habitat with them for many years to come.