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Playing by White-tailed Deer in South Texas

Edwin D. Michael
The American Midland Naturalist
Vol. 80, No. 2 (Oct., 1968), pp. 535-537
Published by: University of Notre Dame
DOI: 10.2307/2423544
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2423544
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Playing by White-tailed Deer in South Texas
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Abstract

White-tailed deer were observed throughout 1,711 hours on the Welder Wildlife Refuge, Texas. Only 11 events considered to be forms of play were witnessed, seven by fawns and four by adults. It is concluded that white-tailed deer are not typically playful animals.

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