When Facing Harsh Conditions, Whitetail Deer Are Masters at Survival

When Facing Harsh Conditions, Whitetail Deer Are Masters at Survival

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Research shows some deer may be genetically resistant to chronic wasting disease.

A recent scientific study showed that some deer are genetically resistant to chronic wasting disease.

I think it was Kramer from the comedy TV series Seinfeld who said it best: “Mother Nature is a mad scientist!” Nowhere is this more apparent than when considering how different animals have physical characteristics that might look strange, but that are best suited to their environment. For example, white-tailed deer are born with white spots, camouflaging and protecting them from predators.

Scientist Charlie Darwin explained Mother Nature’s mad tendencies as natural selection — the…



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