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White-Tailed Deer

Did you hear the joke about the butter?

I do not think I should tell you because you might spread it around…

Interesting Fact: Males compete for the opportunity of breeding females. Sparring among males determines a dominance hierarchy.[61] Bucks attempt to copulate with as many females as possible, losing physical condition, since they rarely eat or rest during the rut. The general geographical trend is for the rut to be shorter in duration at increased latitude. Many factors determine how intense the “rutting season” will be; air temperature is a major one. Any time the temperature rises above 40 ยฐF (4 ยฐC), the males do much less traveling looking for females, else they will be subject to overheating or dehydrating. Another factor for the strength in rutting activity is competition. If numerous males are in a particular area, then they compete more for the females. If fewer males or more females are present, then the selection process will not need to be as competitive. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-tailed_deer )

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10 Comments

    • I am really glad that the joke put a smile on his face. That just made my day. Thank you very much for sharing this with us. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Dunno what the expression on the deer’s face would really mean to another deer, but the title sure does capture what I read into it!

    • I am glad to see that you enjoyed it. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

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