A New Crop of Whitetails

Boiling Springs State Park is home to a new generation of white-tailed deer each summer. The summer of 2011 has been extremely hot and dry and has affected the condition of some of the deer.  The does especially seem a little more skinny than usual, having an extra or (usually) two extra mouths to feed. They also spend less time in the open and disappear into the shade of the woods sooner as the heat rises earlier than in cooler years.

_IGP9213The fawns’ big ears help to keep them cool by radiating heat from the blood flowing through their ears.

_IGP9373This doe is giving her fawn a licking.

_IGP9316This fawn has it’s ears on the alert.

_IGP9204A doe feeding with her fawns.

_IGP9421Fawns exploring in the early morning light.


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