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White-tailed Deer  - Odocoileus virginianus

White-tailed Deer - Odocoileus virginianus

White-tailed Deer is the most widely distributed deer in Americas but the only deer common on Montreal island and surrounding areas. They easily move from locations on different size of the river although I never saw them swimming.

Common Names

How to Identify

If you spot a deer on Montreal Island it is most probably a white-tailed deer. Characteristic is their white tail displayed when running away.

Where & When to Spot

Although common, I saw white-tailed deers only in the remote parks such as Park Pointe-aux-trembles, Ile Bizard and surprisingly in Park Michel Chartrand which is completely surrounded by the city Longueil. This deer is around all year long. Strangely, I never saw a male White-tailed deer.

Grazing White-tailed deer

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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - December 24, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f9.0; Iso 3600;
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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - May 13, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f6.3; Iso 1600;
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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

park-michel-chartrand - August 24, 2014

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 48mm; Exposure 1/80; Aperture f5.6; Iso 800;
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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

park-iles-de-boucherville - July 12, 2014

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 152mm; Exposure 1/100; Aperture f5.6; Iso 800;
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