Saturday, June 21, 2008

White Tail Deer






These are a few shots of White Tail Deer taken in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Most of you will already know this, however they get their name from what? You guessed it their tail. Now if you look at the tails here it might not make sense to you. However, when these guys are spooked they lift that dark colored tail straight up and it becomes a blaze of white! Currently there are between two and three million of them in the state. Almost as many as the people that live here! As you probably imagined, that can be a problem. As developments pop up and take over their habitat, they have no where to go. As a youngster, I remember having strict laws that limited the number and type of these deer that could be killed by hunters each year. As the population increased, the Game and Fishery Department relaxed these restrictions. Just like most Ecology, they are learning as they go. Here in Mississippi, we have an extensive group of people that study all types of wildlife. They do a pretty good job overall, especially with the current funding issues.


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7 comments:

The Texican said...

They sure are good chicken fried with white gravy.

Beckynsc said...

Those are beautiful pictures. My camera don't take good pics like that when I zoom in. I hope to get a new one soon.

Stacey Huston said...

Great images of these spooky animals. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.. Have a great week..

alicesg said...

Very lovely candid shots of the deer. The night photo looked good.

The Birdlady said...

We have way too many too, but I love them...The coyotes are returning to the area - following the bounty.

rmgales said...

I love nature shots. Can't wait to see your future posts.

IamMBB said...

From that last picture, it looks like they could also be called white neck deer.

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