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White-tailed Deer: Hold

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White-tailed deer react to perceived threats in one of two ways.  One reaction is to run.  If you’ve ever seen a deer run you know they can cover a quarter of a mile in a few leaps that takes only a few seconds. 

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The other reaction will be to hold.  In both of these pictures the deer have gone into a hold position while they try to determine the nature of the threat.  Their ears, eyes and nose will all be pointed at the perceived threat.  When they stay still like this hikers, skiers and also hunters will walk passed them because as predators we notice movement.

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