Dear Deer

If you are ever hurt and put yourself down, just think about the cutest, peaceful and beautiful animal in the world; it is said “a wounded deer leaps the highest”

Facts about deer

Deer can adapt well to just about any habitat. They prefer to live in “edge” habitats. Edges are human-made or natural habitat breaks, for instance from woods to croplands. They will use the woodlands for cover and shelter and the open land to graze in. Deer usually stay in the same area called a home range, establish a territory and will not leave it.

Deer have a great sense of hearing. They have a lot of muscles attached to their ears which allow them to turn their ears in any direction, without moving their heads. They can hear higher frequencies of sound than humans

Deer have their eyes on the sides of their head, giving them a 310 degree view. This wide view does make it hard for deer to focus on a single point.

When deer feel threatened, they will raise their tail to warn other deer

They have long legs with powerful muscles and are able to run 40 miles per hour and jump 10 feet high

Deer can live up to 11 years in the wild. The life expectancy of deer is 20 years

Under optimal conditions without regulating factors like predators or hunting, deer populations can double in size annually

The breeding season for deer occurs between October and January

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