More info: White tailed deer are native to North America, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia.
White-tailed deer range throughout Georgia - from forests to coastal marshes. These elegant deer have a reddish brown coat in summer that turns grayish brown in winter. The white underside of the deer's tail is used to flash warnings to other deer when they feel in danger. They have excellent eyesight and hearing and are good swimmers.
White-tailed deer are able to run up to 40 miles per hour, jump 9 foot fences, and swim 13 miles per hour. White-tailed deer browse on leaves, buds, twigs, and a wide variety of plants. They also eats acorns, fruits, mushrooms, and agricultural crops like alfalfa, corn, and soybeans.
Since white-tailed deer are so abundant, their grazing can significantly affect the composition of plants within their habitats.
Only the male white tailed deer has antlers which start growing at just a few months old. Males shed their antlers every year, a completely natural process caused by a drop in testosterone after the end of mating season.