Why Do Deer Sleep in My Yard?

Today we’re answering the question, “Why do deer sleep in my yard?” and helping you to decide whether this is a reason to be concerned or excited.

Sleeping Habits of Wild Deer

It’s important to know why the deer are choosing your yard to sleep in and some basics about deer sleeping habits.

Deer sleep in a variety of places.

Many experts agree that deer are creatures of habit and will return to the same places over and over again.

Like most animals, deer have a natural circadian rhythm which means they adjust their sleeping habits based on season changes throughout the year.

Deer are likely to sleep in areas that have tall vegetation, or dense foliage which provides them with cover. Since many backyards provide a safe area, they make good places for deer to sleep.

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