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  VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
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  • VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK - Shenandoah National Park
      VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
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  • VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK - Shenandoah National Park
      VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
    by matcrazy1
  • VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK - Shenandoah National Park
      VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
    by matcrazy1
  • VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK - Shenandoah National Park
      VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
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  • VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK - Shenandoah National Park
      VIRGINIA DEER, SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
    by matcrazy1
 

During only a few hours in Shenandoah National park, I saw female deer three times, always in a group of 2-3 animals. I think they are as much common roadside visitors in the park as around my hometown.

In Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center I've got to know that the deer is White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer. Well, I have never seen them anywhere else in Virginia. But whenever you find this medium-sized deer in the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of South America as far south as Peru, remember from which state their name derives. Virginia deer can be recognised quite easily. Pay attention to the characteristic white underside to tail, which the Virginia deer shows as a signal of alarm by raising the tail during escape.



Address: 3655 U.S. Highway 211 East; Luray, VA 22835
Directions: I've met deer for example close to Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51), map here
othercontact: http://www.visitshenandoah.org
Phone: +1 (540) 999-3500
Website: http://www.nps.gov/shen

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2006
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