All about deer
By angelamontana

Posted: February 28, 2022
  • One in 30,000 deer is an albino.
  • Deer can become rabid (so watch out!). A September 2010 Pennyslvania rabies report listed six white-tailed deer out of the 312 total positive rabies cases for the year to date. By comparison, Maine had no rabid deer through that date last year and none through June 2011. Just lots of foxes, raccoons, skunks, and a single sheep. That’s right: a rabid sheep.
  • White-tailed deer have been known to opportunistically feed on nesting songbirds and field mice.
  • Dick Day, the illustrator who created Bambi for Walt Disney, used real fawns from Maine’s Baxter State Park as his prototypes — so Bambi as we know him is indisputably a Maine deer.
  • Deer can sprint up to 30 miles per hour and leap as high as 10 feet and as far as 30 feet in a single bound.


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