eyes level ?

Submitted by Al on 01/05/2003. ( )

Its hard to tell from my referance,but im trying to figure out if the pupil stays level no matter what. ex. nose up in branches.

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They move

This response submitted by Raven on 01/05/2003. ( )

The eyeball is not fixed in place in the skull. Owl eyes are fixed in place so that they must move their heads to look around. Since the pupil is just a part of the eye, when the eyes moves, so does the pupil. A fear struck deer pinned down will look back to see its attacker for example - showing lots of white... The pupil and eye can move to look at other things...

If ya have a zoo with white tails nearby, or a place in the woods that ya can observe them without them running - watch them for a bit - can't beat observation like that =)

Rule Of Thumb

This response submitted by Old Fart on 01/05/2003. ( )

As a rule of thumb the whitetail(and presumably other deer) keep their pupils level with the ground when the head is normal or nose down. When the nose is up the pupils stay parallel to the bottom line of the jaw. Exceptions to this occur when extranious factors enter in.

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