Deer in the Appalachian Mountains

deerDeer are abundant in the mountains, with a particularly large deer population in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

They have become accostumed to humans in the state parks and will come pretty close to hikers.

Their method of dealing with threat is to snort and stamp their feet, alerting other deer in the area of danger.

About the Author Steve Burge:
Steve Burge was the original founder of AppalachianTrail.com. He was a teacher for many years before starting a web development firm.
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