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White-tailed Deer Odocoilens virginianus

White-tailed deer can be found throughout Florida from the panhandle to the Keys.  They vary in size depending on habitat.  In Florida, the average adult male weighs 115 pounds and the average female weighs about 90 pounds.  They are named for the white underside of the tail, which is raised when the deer is alarmed and displayed when it runs off.