Monday, August 03, 2009

Standing Tall: Whitetail Doe

Whitetail Doe Browsing


In areas with an overpopulation of deer not only will low growing brush be utilized as browse but they will also utilize the overhanging branches as high as the deer can reach while standing on its rear legs. As you can see from this photograph deer can reach to considerable heights.

Lack of food is not an issue in this particular area. The doe apparently had found a favored food and didn’t mind expending the extra effort to obtain it.



7 comments:

Bradley Myers said...

Not only is the grass greener on the other side, the leaves are better higher up. Didn't your mother teach you that Coy? I would have just enjoyed watching here eat, you guys really make me need a wildlife fix.

Montanagirl said...

They know where the goodies are! Nice shot.

Leedra said...

He is putting the dogs that dance for their food to shame.

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Adrienne in Ohio said...

These made me smile, but partly because it's not my tree she's munching! LOL

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: Now that is getting into feeding.

photowannabe said...

I guess its about the grass always being greener...love the personality of this deer. We saw a lot of goats in Kenya doing the same thing but it was out of necessity.

Tom said...

These are great captures Salty... I always enjoy yours and Willards Whire Tails