The roe deer has a white rump that is especially noticeable because roe deer do not have a tail. The white spot is called "the mirror. This spot in summer a little more indistinct in males and in winter sometimes a little yellow in female deer. Furthermore, roe deer are slenderly built, stand high on their legs and are between 95 and 140 centimeters tall and have a jet-black nose. The discoloration around the nose somewhat resembles a mustache, especially in fawn, this "mustache" is clearly visible.
A fawn can also be recognized by the white spots that appear in straight lines on its coat. Fawn lie alone most of the day in a hidden spot on the ground. Do you find a lonely fawn? Then leave it alone, as the mother returns 6 to 10 times a day to suckle the calf. In older calves, this is even only 2 or 3 times a day.
Only male roe deer have small antlers with 3 to 6 branches. In winter, the antlers are covered with a layer of velvety skin that is sanded off in spring. The antlers fall off in winter and grow up to 25 centimeters long.
Deer have a rutting season, during which they look for a mating partner. This period falls in July and August, which is slightly earlier in the year than for other cervids in the Netherlands.
This artworks is offered by Costas Ganasos
Passionate hobby photographer with specialty in landscapes and portraits.
All rights reserved 2017
1 047 064