Do deer make noises?

Do deer make noises? – types of noises they make

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Do deer make noises?

Melanie Histand; Goshen, IN

Although deer are usually silent, they can make a bunch of different sounds. They snort and grunt. And fawns can even mew and whine! Each sound sends a different message from one deer to another.

A mother deer may make a short, low grunt when she’s looking for her fawn. “Mew, mew (I’m over here),” the fawn may answer. And in mating season, a male deer may call to females with a long grunt.

Deer also make thumping sounds with their feet. This sends the message to other deer that danger is nearby.

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