Why does a deer's coat change colors over the year January 19, 2014 North Dakota

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Why does a deer's coat change colors over the year January 19, 2014 North Dakota, Grand Forks Herald 
... Summer coats appear reddish and are thin, allowing deer to better cope with heat stress. In the fall, deer begin a process of molting, which is triggered by hormonal changes ... The outer guard hairs are hollow, stiff and grow about 2 inches longer than the undercoat. The inner layer is soft and dense, which insulates deer from the cold weather ...


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