Central and Eastern parts of Canada and the United States
Eater and eaten. A prodigious consumer of grass, the hog dear also enjoys snacking on fruit, such as luscious plums of the Indian Jujube. Typically foraging during the day, it switches to nighttime when the weather is hot or in areas where it is often hunted. And the short squat dear does find itself a frequent target; it is a favored prey of tigers and leopards, and is also pursued by humans for the bush-meat trade. Even its habitat is been eaten up due to cultivation, making the task of everyday survival more and more difficult all the time
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