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Old 11-28-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Ca expat loving Idaho
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are there a lot of Deer in Green Valley??? What do they eat and drink??
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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are there a lot of Deer in Green Valley??? What do they eat and drink??

There are a lot of mule deer in this area. Last week, a car clipped a 120# deer with a full rack.

They eat grass but they particularly like landscaping (g). Do remember that cattle grazed this area for the past 300+ years before Green Valley was developed. There is a lot of natural water in this area supplemented by the seven local golf courses.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Ca expat loving Idaho
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Very cool I live in so cal so had no idea animals like deer thrive in the desert. I never see any animals in Palm Springs or Barstow. I'm looking to move to Tucson area and will def check Green Valley out
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Very cool I live in so cal so had no idea animals like deer thrive in the desert. I never see any animals in Palm Springs or Barstow. I'm looking to move to Tucson area and will def check Green Valley out

Glad to hear you are headed out this way Finper! We have javelina, deer, rabbits, snakes, lizards, packrats, quail, roadrunners, hummingbirds, all kinds of other birds, raccoon, cotamundi, coyote and up in the Santa Rita mountains they have black bear and the Mexican Jaguar which I believe is a Mountain Lion, wild turkey. In the Catalina mountains they have been trying to establish mountain goat/sheep herds. Life is everywhere here. Granted that I live in an area of Green Valley with 1 to 4 acre lots, but I have also seen coyote and javelina in the more populated areas of Green Valley. Please check my channel every so often, I just posted a new video this morning that I think you would like.


If you have any other questions about the area, please let us know and we will do our best to get you a quick and accurate answer. My wife is from So Cal (Whittier), so if you get out here we will have to get together and visit!
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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There are a lot of mule deer in this area. Last week, a car clipped a 120# deer with a full rack.

They eat grass but they particularly like landscaping (g). Do remember that cattle grazed this area for the past 300+ years before Green Valley was developed. There is a lot of natural water in this area supplemented by the seven local golf courses.
The deer also eat Cactus fruit and blooms. A video I posted just a few days ago shows a doe eating the blooms off the top of a barrel cactus and an earlier video shows a buck pulling down a prickly pear cactus while trying to eat the fruit. The deer are not tame, but they seem to know that humans will not hurt them. I have walked within 10 ft. of them and as long as I do not make any quick moves, they just watch me go by. It is very cool!
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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The deer also eat Cactus fruit and blooms. A video I posted just a few days ago shows a doe eating the blooms off the top of a barrel cactus and an earlier video shows a buck pulling down a prickly pear cactus while trying to eat the fruit. The deer are not tame, but they seem to know that humans will not hurt them. I have walked within 10 ft. of them and as long as I do not make any quick moves, they just watch me go by. It is very cool!

Deer are docile ... until they are not. In Green Valley, we have in contact with several pairs of mule deer and they could have cared less about our presence.

On our way out to Green Valley in 2014, we stopped in Ruidoso, NM and saw literally dozens of mule deer actually reclining in two or three yards. There were perhaps 40 of them. At first, my wife thought this was an elaborate Christmas display as it was December 28th. However, they were all moving and they had absolutely no fear of our presence.

In SW Louisiana, we encountered a few bucks in a swampland that looked like they were going to stand their grounds ... no matter what. They were grunting at us pretty loudly.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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and up in the Santa Rita mountains they have black bear and the Mexican Jaguar which I believe is a Mountain Lion
It's a jaguar

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/...2-03-2016.html
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Ca expat loving Idaho
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Glad to hear you are headed out this way Finper! We have javelina, deer, rabbits, snakes, lizards, packrats, quail, roadrunners, hummingbirds, all kinds of other birds, raccoon, cotamundi, coyote and up in the Santa Rita mountains they have black bear and the Mexican Jaguar which I believe is a Mountain Lion, wild turkey. In the Catalina mountains they have been trying to establish mountain goat/sheep herds. Life is everywhere here. Granted that I live in an area of Green Valley with 1 to 4 acre lots, but I have also seen coyote and javelina in the more populated areas of Green Valley. Please check my channel every so often, I just posted a new video this morning that I think you would like.


If you have any other questions about the area, please let us know and we will do our best to get you a quick and accurate answer. My wife is from So Cal (Whittier), so if you get out here we will have to get together and visit!
Is there anywhere to work in Green Valley? I'm 51 so too young to fully retire yet. I'm thinking I should move to Oro Valley till I can retire then move to Green Valley but love wild life so am very interested in GV area
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:22 PM
 
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Is there anywhere to work in Green Valley? I'm 51 so too young to fully retire yet. I'm thinking I should move to Oro Valley till I can retire then move to Green Valley but love wild life so am very interested in GV area
Most of the jobs in Green Valley and Sahuarita are in the medical services area and construction trades. Most of my neighbors who are still working are working at the University or in South Tucson.

While the Oro Valley is closer to downtown, the traffic from the south tends to be a lot lighter.
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