White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer
The White-tailed Deer is native to much of North America, Central America and northern South America. It has also been introduced to Scandinavia and New Zealand. The related Black-tailed Deer (also called Mule Deer in view of its mule-like ears) replaces the White-tailed in the far west of North America. The photos above left/centre and below are by Alexandra Makhnina, taken in Mexico. The photo above right was taken in New Zealand.
White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer
The buck (sometimes called stag but since the female is a doe the male would usually be called a buck) grows branched antlers each year. The White-tailed Deer is named after the white underside of the tail which is raised like a feather duster in alarm, alerting other deer and other animals to danger.