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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: The University of Notre Dame
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2423544
Page Count: 3
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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.
The American Midland Naturalist © 1968 The University of Notre Dame