White-tailed DeerOdocoileus virginianus
Facts About White-tailed Deer
“White-tailed” comes from the coloration on the
underside of the deer’s tail.
see a deer flick up its tail when it senses danger.
Home range for deer on the Refuge is 1.2 sq
Few deer give birth before the age of 2.
are four subspecies of white-tailed deer in Florida. The Florida coastal white-tailed deer (O. v.
osceola) occurs in the panhandle, the Florida white-tailed deer (O. v. seminolus)
in peninsular Florida, and the Virginia white-tailed deer (O. v. virginianus)
in the extreme northeast. The endangered
Florida Key deer (O. v. clavium) only found in the Florida keys.
Page Photo Credits Doe and fawn - Larry W. Richardson/USFWS
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2013