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Under this section we aggregate material that could be interesting to biologists and anyone keen on studying animals. If you are curious about how deer live and interact - this topic might be for you. Today, we've got 14 interesting stories with videos and pictures for you under this category.


When do deer sleep?

When do deer sleep?

Are deer nocturnal or crepuscular? What time of day are deer most active and when do they sleep? Where do deer bed and how they take naps?
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[ 25-11-2022 ] in deer behavior

Dog chases our deer

Dog chases our deer

Tiny dog chases after a herd of deer. This was an unwelcome intrusion but thankfully ended ok. Are deer dangerous to dogs?
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[ 17-11-2022 ] in deer behavior

Cyclamen, heuchera, jasmine: Putting deer-resistant plants to the test.

Cyclamen, heuchera, jasmine: Putting deer-resistant plants to the test.

Are there really deer-resistant and deer-proof plants? Let's ask our deer whether they find cyclamen, heuchera & jasmine repulsive or irresistable?
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[ 22-06-2022 ] in deer behavior

When Dog is Away ... DEER come in to play

When Dog is Away ... DEER come in to play

Since we've gotten the dog we haven't been letting them on the lawn by the house. But when dog is away with my partner I can let a couple of the tamest deer in. Naturally, the two eldest girls get a 'senior citizen' pass: Babushka and Big Mama.
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[ 30-01-2022 ] in deer behavior

Fawn. Just Born.

Fawn. Just Born.

This is 'Fawn Season' on Wondeerful Farm, little ones start popping up everywhere. In New Zealand, December is the first month of summer. Story to be updated with more pictures and text. 
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[ 01-12-2021 ] in deer behavior

Dominant buck in trouble. Gets into lockdown.

Dominant buck in trouble. Gets into lockdown.

It was a turbulent morning on Wondeerful Farm. The 'king' has been deposed following his losing his 'ammunition'. Bucks antlers are naturally shed every year. Chase by competing bucks.
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[ 16-10-2021 ] in deer behavior

How deer damage trees

How deer damage trees

Deer may be cute, majestic, [insert better adjective] creatures that make you gasp when you see them out your window, but the effects they have on plants can be truly devastating. Both young and fully established trees can get irreparably damaged.
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[ 12-09-2020 ] in deer behavior

Deer getting spooked

Deer getting spooked

This post is about fallow deer getting easily spooked. By what? Anything unusual. Shape, noise, anybody's behavior. They get scared easily, but they also get used to things. For example ...
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[ 16-08-2020 ] in deer behavior

Deer being jerks

Deer being jerks

Aggressive deer being jerks to each other: biting, pushing, attacking while seemingly being totally unprovoked.
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[ 09-08-2020 ] in deer behavior

Do deer bite? Dominance between hinds (does)

Do deer bite? Dominance between hinds (does)

Deer can occasionally bite one another. Why do they do it, who they tend to bite and pick on? What's behind such aggressive behavior? Let's try and figure out.
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[ 09-06-2020 ] in deer behavior

Deer mating season is on!

Deer mating season is on!

Roaring dominant stag (buck) is very busy these days, herding and serving his hind (doe) harem day in and day out. Mating is on!
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[ 27-04-2020 ] in deer behavior

Scared as a deer: Hind scared of bread

Scared as a deer: Hind scared of bread

Wilder hind gets scared of bread, then changes her mind, then panics again. Some deer take shorter time to warm up to humans, some - longer, still others never seem to be able to overcome their wildlife genes.
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[ 01-03-2020 ] in deer behavior

Deer nodding. Whats up with that? Why deer bow to you.

Deer nodding. Whats up with that? Why deer bow to you.

Our deer will often nod communicating with us. Why do they bow their heads? Both stags and hinds will do that on occasion.
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[ 27-02-2020 ] in deer behavior

Junkie vs the fence

Junkie vs the fence

Hind goes under fence to get to favourite food. Takes deer escape artist award. Other deer to follow, but not too soon...
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[ 25-02-2020 ] in deer behavior