The Deer Of Long Island

The deer of Long Island are fascinating to me. Back home in Northern New York, deer flee the second they see humans. This of course is due to the fact that hunting is a more common practice upstate. Hunting is not nearly as prevalent here on Long Island. Most deer are still fairly skittish here but some will completely ignore a human if they see one.

I feel like it is important for me to mention one thing before I get to my pictures: Do not hand feed wild animals. If you hand feed wild animals they can lose their natural fear of humans. If an animal is no longer afraid of humans it can be life threatening. These animals will venture into more populated areas where they can encounter vehicles, pets and less than friendly locals. If you want to continue to enjoy these beautiful animals, leave them alone!

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