White-Tailed Deer are changing their wardrobes. Their thick, gray winter overcoats were warm and good camouflage among the gray trees, shrubs, and fields. But, they’re no longer in fashion. Now is the time to get ahead of the season and sport red-brown grazing clothes.
These are made of thin and wiry hair, which is cooler and harder to notice in and around the edges of fields. Some deer already are promenading in well-tailored summer suits, as you saw above and here:
Others are showing molting patches as they grow out of their winter garb:
In August and September, winter overcoats will come into fashion again. (Brooklin, Maine)