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Old 02-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #11
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According to the article by Jody K.....
The whitetail originated in Asia millions of years ago where some of the deer had canine teeth.
It goes on to state....The current Muntjac deer still have their canines, the adult males bearing 3 inch tusks!
Okay, I really thought you were trying to pull my leg on this one, but I did a search and found tons of pictures! Again, Nature continues to blow me away!!
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #12
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ARKive - Chinese water deer photo - Hydropotes inermis - G36742

And of course, it is threatened by habitat loss and poaching... the Chinese use the 'undigested milk in a fawn's stomach' for traditional medicine. Sigh.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:49 AM   #13
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Pretty cool looking creatures especially if you are not expecting fangs.
I see lots of people selling them for pets on sights as well!
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