Published: November 30, 2012 Updated: 11/30/12 7:11 AM

Doe Mountain Trails Animals (Fauna)

Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

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Unless provoked or starving, black bears rarely attack humans, mainly feasting on plants, bugs, and small animals. Still, black bears must be treated with caution. If you see a black bear in the wild, walk slowly away and avoid making eye contact with the bear, as this can be seen as a sign of aggression. It may also not be a bad idea to bring a can of bear spray in case a black bear does act aggressively toward you.

Coyote (Canis Iatrans)

 

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About the size of a mid-sized German Shepard (about twenty to forty pounds), coyotes are a formidable predator in the Appalachian wilderness. It can be a menace to farmers and hikers alike. They are easily identified by their loud yipping in the distance. The hunting season for coyotes in Tennessee is year round and there is no limit.

White Tailed Deer (a.k.a. Virginia Deer) (Odocoileus virginianus)

 

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A popular big game mammal, white tailed deer are very common on Doe Mountain. They eat wild foliage, fungi, and may snack on your garden if you are not careful.

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

 

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