White-tailed Deer Fawn
Odocoileus virginianus

1/2000 s @ f8, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 300 mm and 1.4 tele-extender


"White-tailed Deer," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer or simply as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States (all but five of the states), Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru. It has also been introduced to New Zealand and some countries in Europe, such as Finland, Czech Republic, and Serbia. In the Americas, it is the most widely distributed wild ungulate. They are weaned after 810 weeks. Males will leave their mothers after a year and females leave after two.Females give birth to 13 spotted young, known as fawns, in mid to late spring, generally in May or June. Fawns lose their spots during the first summer and will weigh from 44 to 77 pounds (20 to 35 kg) by the first winter. Male fawns tend to be slightly larger and heavier than females. For the first four weeks, fawns mostly lie still and hide in vegetation while their mothers forage. They are then able to follow their mothers on foraging trips.
2nd Connecticutt Lake, Pittsburg, New Hampshire
 
09/18/2010