Deer are among the most familiar animals of Maine, and in many places they are the largest wildlife that people encounter. Their aesthetic beauty is appreciated and admired, although their fondness for crops, garden and landscape plants tries some peoples' patience. White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus borealis , Fig. They derive their name from their broad, 10 to 11 inch long tail. When alarmed, white-tailed deer raise their flag like tail, displaying the white underside. White-tailed deer are usually reddish tan in summer and brownish gray in winter.
The reintroduction of white-tailed deer and success in growing the population was funded through the sales of hunting and fishing licenses and funds from the Pittman-Robertson Act. White-tailed deer are common throughout Indiana. Deer are able to adapt to disturbed areas and a wide-range of land use practices. The home range, or area a deer occupies, varies seasonally and by individual. In general, males occupy a larger home range than females. Females typically have the smallest home ranges while giving birth and during the early weeks of fawn rearing.
Spotted white-tailed deer fawns offer one of the most appealing sights in nature. Fawns typically appear walking closely to their protective mother or bounding across a field with seemingly unlimited energy. However, in May and June many fawns are found curled up in the field or forest alone, with no vigilant doe in sight.
Roe deer are attractive medium sized deer that stand at around 0. When fully grown they weigh between 10 to 25kg. By comparison, an average adult man in Britain is 1.