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This gorgeous whitetail was so obliging and posed for me just outside my bedroom window today. How could I resist snapping her photo :) At only -4 the deer were moving freely today.

Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Description
[White-tailed Deer]
Size
Average weight for bucks is 90 kilograms (200 pounds). Does weigh about 60 kilograms (130 pounds).
Appearance
Colouration changes from reddish-brown in summer to greyish- brown in winter.Tail is broad and brown, fringed with white, and white underneath. When running, the tail is held erect, exposing its white underside, hence the name “white-tail.”Unlike mule deer, white-tails have no rump patch. Buck’s antlers have unbranched tines extending up from single beams.
White-tailed deer are extremely wary, and when alarmed they move rapidly, bounding away in smooth, graceful leaps.
Distribution
The white-tailed deer is Alberta’s most abundant cloven-hoofed animal.
White-tailed deer are found in the prairie, parkland and southern boreal zones.Their range is expanding westward into the foothills, mountains and northward further into the boreal zone. Typical habitat includes aspen groves, wooded river flats and coulees.In addition to food, brushy patches also provide good cover, in which even the largest white-tail is difficult to see. Diet includes:Forbs, Choke cherry, Saskatoon and other shrubs.
Reproduction and Growth Breeding Behaviour In Alberta, the rut, or mating season usually occurs in November. One or two spotted fawns are born to each doe the following spring.

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whitetail, doe

I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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Comments

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes8 months ago


    2014/01/11 1 × 24hrs
    Stunning indeed, lovely capture!

  • Thank you Magaret! So appreciated :)

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • RickDavis
    RickDavis8 months ago

    Such a great capture of the beautiful deer.

    Rick

  • Hi Rick, Thanks so very much :) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Ginny York
    Ginny York8 months ago

    Beautiful doe and capture of her Leslie.

  • Thanks Ginny!I appreciate you stopping in :) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago

    This is lovely! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...8 months ago

    what a marvelous capture – gorgeous work!!

    26-Jan-2014

  • Thank you so very much for the Feature. I am truly Thrilled :)

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago

    We would welcome this in http://www.redbubble.com/groups/local-critters. We are having a deer challenge!

  • Thank you I will be happy to join this group :)

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • billfox256
    billfox2568 months ago

    This is a real beauty!!!!Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill ! Your comment is greatly appreciated :)

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...7 months ago

    I am thrilled at being Featured ! Thank you so much :) Leslie

  • Keala
    Keala7 months ago

    This is wonderful! I see you’re in the deer challenge! :0)

  • Thanks Keala! You are such a gracious hot :) Yes Im in the Challenge. I just coudnnt resist
    :

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradour7 months ago

    Hello Stranger!!! this is a terrific shot of this Doe

  • Hi TO You as well !She was just standing there watching me through the bedroom window. KInda like I was watching her. She is here often sometimes alone, sometimes with a larger group of deer a variety of ages. But she is really curious about me and my camera :)

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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