Photo by Gene Pollard |
White Tail Deer were first brought to the Virgin
Islands from the United States in 1792, with subsequent introductions
from Texas and Georgia. They have adapted very well to the ecological
conditions in the Virgin Islands, swimming between the islands,
they seem to do well in all habitats from very wet to very dry.
The Does weigh about 80 pounds and Bucks average about a 100. Births
take place almost any month of the year. Bucks usually shed their
antlers in late fall and begin the new growth soon after.