Jackie Moore, my later aunt, was a man of few words.
When he did tell a tale, it often seemed to have an intriguing twist, particularly when it involved outdoor activities.
This deer, which had an eight-point plate and was half the size of a typical deer, crossed the road in front of us in San Saba. It was about the size of a medium-sized puppy.
He told me that story many times, and when he passed away, I told my father about it and was astounded by what I heard.
” I also saw one of those little cash down in San Saba. I discovered one that while searching for the same license. With a total plate, it was half the size of the other dollars.
The Texas Hill Country is home to some of the smallest deer in the country, so this little penny would weigh about 40 weight.
After giving it some thought, I began looking for picture proof.
On the internet, there are pictures of people holding a small deer that fits in their hands and frequently claiming to be whitetail. They aren’t. These are Asian muntjac deer, which mature to a weight of only 35 lbs.
The muntjac calf in this picture was a few weeks old when it was taken, and it shows me with her.
The best evidence of” precision whitetails” I have ever seen was sent by a reader after I blogged about this topic last fall, and this is the first time it has been published.
This image was sent in by audience” Alonzo” from a match camera.
Since the small penny is in the foreground, it may appear bigger than the background one. This indicates that the deer in question is really small and would match the size description of those my father and uncle saw more than 40 years ago in Central Texas.
When I did an Internet research on the subject, I discovered a number of sources.
Where I attended university, there used to be one. It was a dwarf elk, but I can’t recall what everyone called it. It was frequently spotted and roughly half the size of a typical child antelope. Since they were not hunted in an industrial region, these deer were also very docile, allowing you to get very close to them. To tag the elk and conduct research, we used to catch them thither before tackling them. I made several attempts to capture the small, but I was not able to convince him to fall into one of the traps. ( From Kyle on Taxidermy, T_ 3 ) ( net )
Here’s yet another illustration.
I was watching a searching program. They depicted a dwarf whitetail buck walking down the trail, but I can’t recall which one it was. It had neat-looking, short, stubby feet and a cute little cabinet as well. ( from Indianasportsman.com’s JMBFishing2008 )
The Florida Keys chain of islands is home to the Key Deer, the tiniest species of hunter. The Carmen Mountains Whitetail, which are located in a rural mountainous area in northeastern Mexico and West Texas, are the next-smallest.
The 14-year-old son we took with us on a recent Higher Calling Wildlife voyage to the Florida Keys took this picture.
Less than 700 key deer exist, making them legally endangered species.
I’m left with the following query.
Is there a whitetail mutant gene that causes malnutrition? Have any of these elk been spotted? If you do, please send us a report or, ideally, an image or video link to[ email protected ].
The idea of microscopic versions running around is truly amazing because whitetails are the most prevalent huge animal in North America.
Mr. Chester Moore