With deer numbering nearly 30 million in North America, it’s no wonder that they’re seen more and more in heavily populated areas, such as the suburbs. As we encroach upon the woodland areas, the boundaries between humans and wildlife become more and more tenuous. Twice last week I watched as up to ten deer ambled through my yard, investigating, chewing on low-hanging branches, and moseying about. It was an opportunity to observe these creatures while they were unaware of my presence.

But casual observations such as that don’t bring us much deep knowledge of the secret lives of deer.┬áThis documentary, which originally aired on PBS’s Nature, affords us the opportunity to get a keen insight into a world that we only thought we knew. Watch the video below and prepare to be fascinated. The fact that it will get you itching for whitetail season is just a bonus…

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