White-tailed Deer – 5/7/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/7/19

Observation Time: 7:55 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: White-tailed Deer

Scientific Name: Odocoileus virginianus

Comments: White-tailed deer are common in Sharon due to the absence of top predators such as wolves and cougars. If the deer population becomes too high, they will starve. Exclosures have been erected in the woods at the Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary to assess the impact of deer browsing. The photo below shows lush green vegetation growing inside the exclosure where the deer cannot get at it.

More Information: Wikipedia