White-tailed deer tracks

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White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) tracks spotted along the banks of an intermittent stream running through the “Wildlife Sanctuary,” one of seven small parks owned and maintained by the Community Association of Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

Photo 1 of 3 was annotated to show the deer’s direction of travel toward the stream (red arrow, pointing forward); Photo 2 of 3 is the original photograph. Grooves in the moist soil (perpendicular to the stream), evident in all photos, may indicate that the deer slid down the stream banks as it crossed the creek. Note: The blue rectangle in Photo 1 highlights human tracks (the impression made by an athletic shoe), probably made before the deer tracks.

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Tech Tips: The preceding photos were post-processed using Apple “Aperture,” a professional-grade tool for organizing and adjusting photos. Apple “Preview” was used to annotate Photo 1 of 3.

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