| Brocket deer eat grasses, vines, and other plant matter, and are hunted by farmers because of the damage they can do to corn and bean crops. They are also hunted for food, and often cannot outrun dogs, not having the stamina of white-tailed deer. They are shy, and usually react to danger by freezing, so when they stay in the forest, they are seldom seen. They are good swimmers. They tend to be solitary except when breeding, and not strictly diurnal or nocturnal. Their antlers are usually just a simple spike.
Head and Body:720-1,350 mm; Tail: 50-200 mm
Height at shoulder: 350-750 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1901. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 14:105.
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