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Whitetail Deer or Virginia Deer

About Whitetail Deer or Virginia Deer

The whitetail deer, also known as the Virginia Deer, got its name from the white fur underneath its tail. When threatened, this deer will run with its tail upright so the white fur is visible. This white fur signals other deer of danger. In the summer, the whitetail deer have a reddish-brown coat. In the winter, they are gray.

Whitetail deer are among the most adaptable deer in the world. They can live in the dry mountains of Mexico, in the hot humid air of Central and South America, in the cold subarctic forests of Canada, and everywhere in between. One reason they are so adaptable is that they eat a variety of food. They eat leaves, grasses, bark and even fruit.