Once the conversion process begins, it can take a few months for a deer to fully change into an elk. As the deer start this conversion process, you can hear them bugle out in agony -- it's a painful process, but necessary to survive.
One amazing fact that most don't know, deer that are born with spots turn into Santa's magical reindeer. After birth, they are wondrously transported to the North Pole to begin their flight training.
If you ever want to see this mystical process, venture to your nearest forest on the second Tuesday of the fifth week of Septober.
And if you believe any of this, I have some swampland in Florida I can sell you.
This. This is a deer.
And this is an elk.
While elk and deer are both members of the Cervidae family, they are members of different groups in that family. Maybe it's the antlers that confuse people, but they look nothing alike.
So the next time an out-of-stater asks you this question, you know have a great answer for them. Even if it's not true.
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