Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Behavior
    1.   2.1  Interactions with Wolves
  3.   3.  Range
  4.   4.  Speech
  5.   5.  Uses
  6.   6.  More
  7.   7.  'Souls
Latin Name Odocoileus virginianus
Common Name Deer, White-tailed deer
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Doe (female)
Buck (male)

1.  Description

The subspecies of deer in 'Souls is the O. v. borealis, the Northern Woodland White-Tailed Deer. It is the largest and darkest subspecies.

The deer's coat is a reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. The deer can be recognized by the characteristic white underside to its tail, which it shows as a signal of alarm by raising the tail during escape. White (non-albino) deer populations have been observed outside of Nova Scotia; white individuals may occur.

North American male deer (also known as a buck or stag) usually weighs 60 to 130 kg (130 to 290 lb) but, in rare cases, bucks in excess of 159 kg (350 lb) have been recorded.

Speed: 46.6 mph / 75 km per hour (Adult, Running)

2.  Behavior

White-tailed Deer typically respond to the presence of potential predators by breathing very heavily (also called blowing) and running away. When they blow the sound alerts all of the other deer in the area. As they run, the flash of their white tails warns other deer (especially in mothers with young) of their alarm.

2.1  Interactions with Wolves

Most natural predators of White-tailed deer hunt by surprising them, engaging in a stealthy ambush, although canids like wolves and coyotes may chase and ambush them over a long period, hoping to exhaust the prey.

3.  Range

The white-tailed deer is a woodland species. It survives in aspen parklands and deciduous river bottomlands, and in mixed deciduous riparian corridors, river valley bottomlands, and lower foothills. All areas of 'Souls are home to large populations of deer.

4.  Speech

According to our Speech Guide, this creature speaks Low Speech naturally. It is therefore not able to communicate with Luperci. This creature is listed as having the ability to learn some limited comprehension of high speech, but generally will never be able to speak it.

5.  Uses

  • Meat
  • Pelts

6.  More

7.  'Souls

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