Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Head Fake

Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails
One method used by deer to detect predators is the head fake. A deer will be staring at some unidentified object and then slowly lower its head as if about to feed. As soon as his jaw drops below his chest, the head will snap back up to see if the object is moved. A key to recognizing this behavior is if the head drops painfully slow and there is no tail switching.


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