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bucks eyes reflect red?

Old 10-26-2008, 10:08 AM
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has anyone else seen whitetail bucks eyes reflect red at night? i noticed this on a recent drive home from hunting. never seen this before and it has me baffled.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:14 PM
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he must have been pissed!
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:50 PM
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if a deer's eyes reflected red, i'm thinking it would be because it had pink or red eye's like an albino. most animals eye's that reflect red are predators not herbivores.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:24 PM
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I was hiking out with my red led light, saw deer looking at me, reflected the red light. I thought it was a couple of reflective tacks until it turned and went crashing through the woods.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:54 PM
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It is normal for the eyes to reflect red (not only in deer); it is known as the red reflex. The back, inside surface of the eye is the retina, which is filled with tiny blood vessels. When light hits those blood vessels, it is reflected back as red, which is what you were seeing.

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Old 10-26-2008, 09:15 PM
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Never seen it ,
Ive only seen green eyes when driving at night unless its a fox or racoon .
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:07 PM
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I've spotlighted a lot of deer and have seen both the red and green eyes in a field. I don't think it has anything to do with the deer's sex.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:13 PM
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ive never seen it
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:12 AM
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Only seen green from a deer...
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:22 AM
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I've spotlighted a lot of deer and have seen both the red and green eyes in a field. I don't think it has anything to do with the deer's sex.
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