What do deer tracks look like?

Appearance & Identification of Tracks

Deer tracks are most recognizable in mud and snow, but they can be visible in grass and dirt, as well.

  • Shape: They are made up of two separate hoof prints, which combine to look like an inverted heart.
  • Length: The average deer print ranges in length from about one to three inches.
  • Male vs female: Though male tracks are generally larger than the footprints of females, the distinction is usually hard for untrained individuals to make.
  • Fawns: Smaller deer tracks with sharp tips typically belong to fawns.

Control & Removal

Finding deer tracks on or near lawns is a good indication that there’s a deer population nearby. Individuals who ignore these warning signs become susceptible to financial loss and disease transmission at the hands of these pests, as they are notorious for causing car accidents and ruining gardens. Therefore, property owners who come across deer tracks should contact professional wildlife control as soon as possible. Critter Control experts can definitively identify the prints and get rid of deer humanely.

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