January 07, 2014

The giraffe-deer of Rondeau

Only seen in the winter, usually during snow storms when the drifts are deep, the giraffe-deer or Rondeau browse the lower edges of trees, juniper and cedars.
Here you can see a doe showing its fawn how it is done.
Standing on its rear legs it stretches to get any woody material.

Odocoileus virginianus

Serious over browsing can occur when population levels get too high for an area.
The deer is a great jumper and runner. It can reach speeds of up to 58 kilometres per hour (35mph).

Take through the Wonderful Wildlife Window.

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