The Outer Banks still calls itself home to wild North Carolina deer. It is common for Outer Banks vacationers to spot deer roaming behind beach houses or near the beach dunes.
Deer are usually spotted in the early morning hours or at twilight, enjoying fresh beach grasses or ripe wild persimmons. And if you are lucky, you may just see a baby deer or two happily trotting behind a proud but wary mother.
It is not uncommon to find deer that have been hit by vacationers rushing in and out of the area. With beaches on their minds, deer are an unexpected sight for tourists, especially along the sandy main roads. Deer are especially plentiful along the roads just North of Duck.
Please, as you drive through the Outer Banks, be mindful of deer running cross the roads. This is especially true early in the morning or at dusk. A collision with a deer can cause serious damage to your family, your car and the innocent deer. Be aware of deer jumping from the brush as you turn corners and drive through North Carolina communities.SHARE