The white-tailed deer is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.
The deer’s coat is a reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. The deer can be recognized by the characteristic white underside to its tail. It will raise its tail when it is alarmed to flag the other deer.
White-tailed deer eat large varieties of food, commonly eating legumes and foraging on other plants, including new shoots, leaves, cacti and grasses. They also eat acorns, fruit, and corn.
The deer have some natural predators and these are wolves, cougars, American alligators, and (in the tropics) jaguars are the more effective natural predators of white-tailed deer.