February Photo of the Month
This photo was added to the Nature Canada Flickr Group by Jim Cumming. Thank you for sharing your love for nature, Jim!Although we can’t be sure, there’s a good chance that this picture is of a white-tailed deer. Common throughout most of southern Canada, the United States and parts of South America, the white-tailed deer is the smallest member of the deer family.
During the winter, they generally keep to coniferous forests that can shield them from harsh weather conditions. White-tailed deer are herbivores, and their diet consists of a variety of leaves, twigs, fruits and nuts, grass, corn, alfalfa, and even lichens and other fungi.
Cool fact: deer can leap as high as three meters and as far as nine meters in a single bound.
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