This whitetail deer yearling (or a precocious fawn perhaps?) is as curious about one of our wildlife camera as the camera is about her. Okay, I’m not 100% confident this year-end yearling is a doe, but those eyes, those eyelashes, that movie star gaze. She’s beguiling for sure!
Whitetail Deer Yearling
A whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in its first year is considered a fawn, and until it turns two years old it is considered a yearling. A “year-end yearling”, if born in late May or early June as whitetail deer in the Adirondacks typically are, would be about eighteen months old.
She’s one of several adolescent and mature whitetails that have been mugging for the camera lately. And plenty of Eastern Coyotes too, so a year-end yearling like this beauty had best keep herself alert and energetic at all times!