Some Interesting Facts about White-Tailed Deer
These antlers, which prove useful in territorial battles, are shed every year. As for its lifespan, it ranges from 6 to 14 years. On an average, it lives for about 11 years.
The white-tailed deer communicates with the other members of the herd by making different sounds, through scents, and body language. Snorts are meant to alert the herd of approaching threat. (As for fawns, they 'bleat' to call their mother.) The scent glands on its legs helps the white-tailed demarcate its territory.
Its predators include gray wolves, cougars, bobcats, coyotes, and bears. Scavengers like vultures, hawks, eagles, and foxes relish on its carrion and young ones.