Montana Outdoors

February 15, 2008

So typical

Filed under: Animals, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, White-tail deer — Tags: — montucky @ 8:06 pm

In the future, when I’m asked what a typical whitetail deer looks like, I will refer to this photo that I captured today: it is so typical.

Typical white tail pose

The brush in which she is lying and through which she is peeking is also typical of her habitat with which she is perfectly in tune. It is a species of greasewood, and without it many, if not most of the deer in this vicinity would starve to death during a hard winter that has very heavy snow. Every time I hiked through the foothills and lower mountains slopes around here this winter I observed the tracks of whitetails in deep snow visiting and browsing on the tips of this very common plant, and nearly every plant showed obvious signs of having been trimmed.

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