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Do Deer Climb?

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

White-tailed deer are beautiful and graceful creatures. They can jump over 10 feet high with a running start; but when it comes to climbing, they tend to lack the skills and cognitive judgment to avoid getting hurt. 

Deer's eyesight in the daytime is 20/100 - quite poor; which is why they choose to avoid slopes and areas where they cannot see the other side well enough to make a decision. Because of poor deer vision, gardeners with potted plants should consider hoisting plants on decks or porches to avoid deer damage; and when it comes to full garden fence systems, it's best to add deer warning flags to alert whitetails that a structure is in front of them. 

Deer may not be climbers; but they are jumpers. Their daytime vision gets blurry after 7 feet high; therefore, a 7.5 to 8' high deer fence is best to keep away Bambi and friends from plants in growing sites. 

Can Deer See the Fence?

Deer are one of those pesky animals that love eating our gardens. It seems that it doesn't matter what is growing in the garden, whitetails are there to taste-test. When gardeners have had enough of deer damage, they install deer fencing. The deer fence system seems to work fine until one day, the unthinkable happens: [...]

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What We Know About Deer Eyesight

Although deer have phenomenal sense of hearing, their sense of sight isn't the best. To put it bluntly, if they were humans, they would need to wear glasses. Deer eyes are shaped larger than most mammals; however the position of the eye does not allow for much focal movement. For humans, our eyes allow us to [...]

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