Saturday, July 25, 2020

"The Pattern of Spots"...

White-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, typically birth 1-3 fawns. The white spots help camouflage them. They can walk after birth and can follow the mother foraging for food a few days later. The underside of the tail is white, which serves not only as a 'flag' when alarmed but also allows fawns to easily follow a mother when running. They can run up to 30 mph and can swim.

Summer, 2006, central Arkansas.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

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