White-tailed deer (male)

A White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) spotted along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. The young buck was grazing on creeping primrose willow in a meadow that has been exposed by the prolonged drought at the park. Look closely at all of the photos, especially Photos 3-4: Notice the large flies (deer flies?), whose bites drew blood on the deer’s snout. Poor deer!

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