White-Tailed Deer

 

One of America’s largest White-Tailed Deer populations resides in Florida. Deer can run up to 40mph, swim up to 13mph, and jump a 9’ fence. When alarmed the animal will raise its tail, the white under part acting as a flag to communicate danger to nearby deer. Predators of the Deer include Bobcats, Panthers, and Coyotes. The Deer size decreases from north to south on the Florida peninsula.

Latin Name: Odocoileus Virginianus Osceola

Habitat: Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp, Marsh

Diet: Tender Shoots and leaves of Plants, Grasses, Herbs