What do they smell ? Or more precisely what smells do Deer react to ? We all know that deer generally have a very keen senses, hearing and scent abilities are especially sharp closely followed by sight. Combined they are a formidable trio of detectors, like a radar.
Their reaction to various stimuli are determined by several factors, these usually are firstly detected by one sense and then backed up by another, or more. At which time there is a decision made and a response determined in line with that trigger and situation. My question is this -
1. DOES HUMAN SCENT ALWAYS ALARM A DEER
2. IS HUMAN SCENT ALONE SPECIFICALLY ENOUGH TO PRODUCE A FLIGHT RESPONSE..OR
3. IS IT WHEN ASSOCIATED 'HUMAN' ODOURS ( AFTER SHAVE FOR INSTANCE) AND / OR UNRECOGNISED ODOURS ARE COMBINED THAT A REACTION IS TRIGGERED.
Are we Humans recognised "BY SCENT ALONE" as a PREDATOR ?
Don't ask me, I have a cold ?