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Innocence - White tailed deer, Ottawa, Ontario | by Jim Cumming
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Innocence - White tailed deer, Ottawa, Ontario

At birth, white tail fawns have a spotted reddish coat that is fairly silky. There may be several hundred spots on the coat. The spots enable the fawn to camouflage itself, with the colors blending well with the surrounding natural environment. They usually weigh between 4 to 8 pounds at birth. The whitetail fawn loses its spots by the end of October of the same year it was born, or within 3 to 4 months after birth.

 

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Taken on July 24, 2011