The White-tailed Deer is found in all habitats, from high mountain forests to coastal marshes in Georgia. As of 2015, the White-tailed deer is the official state mammal of Georgia! Natural predators are bobcats, mountain lions, and coyotes, which may feed on the young. Humans are the predominant predator and many individuals are killed by collisions with vehicles. The White-tailed Deer has a maximum known lifespan of 15 years, but the average is less than five years. This species can also be considered a pest when it inhabits areas close to homes and gardens, for it will eat many kinds of cultivated plants.
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