Deer behavior changes during the rut November 8, 2014 Tennessee

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Deer behavior changes during the rutNovember 8, 2014 Tennessee, Leaf Chronicle 
... Deer have a light sensitive gland at the base of their brain known as the pineal gland. It serves as a “third eye” that controls their reproductive cycle through a process known as photoperiodism. As days get shorter in the autumn, less light is gathered through the deer’s eyes and this activates the pineal gland and the rut...

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