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how do deer sleep?

Old 07-12-2006, 08:16 AM
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These may seem like silly questions, but I'd really like to know. Do deer sleep with theireyes closed? Do they lower their heads to rest like a dog would do? I've hunted for 40 years and have never heard anyone discuss it.

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Old 07-12-2006, 08:22 AM
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I've never been able to catch one napping personally , but I'd guess that they close their eyes like other mammals . The pics I've seen of sleeping deer usually showed them laying down with their head down .
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:26 AM
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I've never been able to catch one napping personally , but I'd guess that they close their eyes like other mammals . The pics I've seen of sleeping deer usually showed them laying down with their head down .exactly
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:32 AM
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I would have to agree totally with kevin1.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:33 AM
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With one eye open!
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:40 AM
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They sleepcurled up with its head rested on its front legs and their eyes closed.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:12 PM
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:55 PM
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They get plenty of rest when their on my plate!!!!
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:10 PM
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I've walked up to deer in the dark that must have been fast-asleep because they friggen come-unglued when you get to about 10 yards and they wake-up. I'm guessing they sleep extremely light generally, but occasionally fall into a deep sleep like the "Bou" above.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:09 PM
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havent you ever seen a used deer bed? they curl up and they do close their eyes but never go into a deep sleep. the do more resting then actual sleeping. they are always on alert
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