Below is a shot of the sort of damage they leave in their wake. Multiply this by several foraging trips through each day, and you get an idea why folks in this area are so keen on plants that are "deer resistant". They may be picturesque, but these whitetail deer are ravenous all the time. The plants they like to eat (and a few the young ones haven't figured out yet aren't so good) don't stand a chance.
They especially enjoy the flower stalks of coral yucca. This plant has had several stems chomped down to stubs multiple times. Fortunately it won't kill the plant, it just means we won't get to enjoy any blooms.
I try to co-exist peacefully with all the natives in our area. When it comes to these voracious deer however, I feel no qualms heading out and noisily driving them off. I realize they'll be back when I'm not out there to shoo them away but I feel obligated to at least try and keep their damage to a minimum.