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Cervus canadensis roosevelti
No worries, Malcolm! Your bird spottings are fantastic! :)
Thanks for the clarification on ruminants Jess, I should have said many, not all. I misinterpreted what I had read. I should stick to birds!
To clarify:Deer is NOT a family name for all ruminants. Ruminants include cattle, goats, sheep, giraffes, bison, moose, elk, yaks, water buffalo, deer, camels, alpacas, llamas, antelope, pronghorn, and nilgai. "Deer" (that you're referring to) and elk are in the family Cervidae, which is the actual deer family (so an elk IS a deer, and is actually the second largest with moose being the first). Therefore, elk are much larger than, say, a mule deer. Elk males have a shaggy 'throat sack' and branching antlers, and mule deer and White-tailed deer are smaller heads with shorter, more rounded faces and smaller, more forward-pointing antlers.Here is a link for more information on Cervids: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer
Alice, Elk and deer stay away from each other
Alice, Deer is a family name for all Ruminants, some of which have totally individual names such as Elk and Moose, while others have names such as Red Deer or Fallow Deer. There are many others also and they all have their own unique differences and these would vary depending on which ones you are trying to compare! An Elk normally has 12 branches on its antlers, other deer types may differ.
I wish someone would take an Elk and deer side by side. I know they are different! (but I need further education)
Klamath R area?
Lat: 41.32, Long: -124.05
Spotted on Jul 29, 2012 Submitted on Aug 3, 2012