This pretty deer along the road was definitely not afraid. Her boldness allowed me a good look into her eyes (whose horizontal pupils reminded me of that of a goat). Thus, I Googled and learned... For grazing prey animals, having a horizontal pupil enhances the amount of light received in front of and behind them while reducing the amount from above and below. This allows for panoramic vision along the ground to detect predators as quickly as possible.
When bending down to eat, the pupils moves to stay aligned with the ground. This remarkable eye movement, (which is in opposite directions in either eye) is known as cyclovergence. Each rotates by 50 degrees, possibly more, allowing for continued binocular vision.
🌲 🌲 Happy International Forest day!! 🌲 🌲 .
Forests provide so much for us without asking for anything in return. What's your favourite way to enjoy our forests? .
I'm going to say mushroom picking and waterfall hunting to name a few!! 🍄 ❤️ 🌲