Deer appear wandering in the player's home neighborhood following the installation of The Sims 3: Pets. A Sim can either 'watch', or 'shoo' the deer, although some Sims may be able to 'pet' them. Deer tend to hop instead of run. They have a habit of eating the plants from a resident's garden, forcing players to erect fences and lock gates. Watching and petting deer raises a Sim's Wildlife hidden skill.