(Description)The white-tailed deer is tan or brown in the summer is grayish and winter is brown. Males weigh between 150 and 300 pounds and females weigh between 90 and 200 pounds. The white-tailed deer is a herbivore or a plant eater. A deer's diet changes depending on its habitat and the season. They eat green plants in the spring and summer. In fall they eat corn, acorns, and other nuts. And in the winter they eat bugs and twigs of woody plants. Their stomach has four chambers for digesting food. Its digestive system lets them eat foods like woody plants that other animals can't digest the food they eat.
(Problem&Solution) Lyme disease is caused by ticks and effects white-tailed deer. The relationship between deer and the disease is complex. Infected ticks that drop deer present little risk to human or other animals since the ticks are now at the end of their life cycle and will not feed again. The temperature is huge with Lyme Disease because the temperature is like an antibiotic for white-tailed deer because hot temperature kills ticks!
(Sequence) The lifespan of a white-tail deer can be 6 to 14 years in captivity. You can tell how old a deer is by its' teeth. White tail deer stay with their moms for 1 year and then leave. The male deer grow antlers at 3 years old. At birth, white tail deer fawns have a spotted reddish coat that is fairly silky. The spots enable the fawn to be camouflaged with the colors blending well with the natural environment where it lives.
The spots allow the fawn to be camouflaged
(Compare and Contrast) The male deer has antlers and the female deer doesn't. The female deer stays with the young and the male deer stay with themselves. The bucks body and weight are twice as big as a does body. A buck has a stronger smell in the scent glands than a doe.
There are many differences in a buck and doe
(Cause & Effect) Sometimes it rains so much, the river water will flood the woods. This causes the deer to be pushed out of the woods. This can cause the deer to go into the streets and when they go in the street at night and the people won't see them which can cause the deer to be hit. The flood waters can also cause to loose their food supply and shelter.
Deer trying to make it out of the flood water.