Deer are common and shy passive mobs that spawn in the Overworld.
Deer spawn on grass blocks at light levels of 9 or more with a large block space above. They often spawn in groups of 4 during world generation.
Deer drop 0-2 fur upon death. They drop 1 to 3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.
Deer act like most passive mobs; they will wander around aimlessly, avoiding walking off cliffs high enough to cause fall damage, and usually staying out of water. Like other passive mobs, they will panic and randomly run around if you hit them. They are 'shy' mobs, and will run and jump away from mobs and players when approached. They will run away from anything bigger than a chicken.
When running they can be very fast sprinters, as well as high jumpers, and will jump around wildly when trying to escape. This can make them difficult to attack or trap.
Deer will despawn after some time, making any efforts other than for killing them useless. However, if a deer has been named with a name tag, it will not despawn.
There are three types of deer.
Big Cat •
Elephant / Mammoth •
Komodo Dragon •
Manta Ray •
Medium Fish •
Small Fish •