WHAT EATS A DEER?

by admin on March 29, 2010

A Deer With Antlers

What Eats A Deer?

What eats deer?

What do deer eat?

Deer have many predators, or natural enemies. Animals that like to kill and eat deer include wild canids—or “dog-like” animals—such as wolves and coyotes. Big cats such as cougars, jaguars and lynx also hunt deer.

Bears kill and eat deer and, in tropical and subtropical forests, large snakes, such as anacondas, and crocodilians, such as alligators and caimans, attack deer in order to get a meal.

Because they have so many enemies, deer have developed good hearing, good eyesight, and the ability to run very fast. It takes a skillful predator to catch a deer.

As for the question of what a deer eats: Deer a browsers, which means they eat a variety of leaves, green twigs, apples and other vegetation.




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