November 16, 2012

Why Bambi Occasionally Eats Thumper

Jackson Landers, Slate


AP Photo

I stood in front of a smoking grill at a campground in Florida with a pair of raw T-bone steaks. As I dropped them onto the grill, I had that eerie sense of being stared at. I turned around and saw a whitetail doe staring at me from only a few yards away. Habituated to human presence and living in a place where hunting was forbidden, she seemed very interested in what I was doing.

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TAGGED: Deer, Ecology, Carnivores, Herbivores, Diet

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