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Red Deer

Cervus elaphus

Description:

Red deer or Mule deer?



2 species ID suggestions

stuhall
stuhall 6 years ago
Red Deer
Cervus elaphus Red deer
hall.evanw
hall.evanw 5 years ago
white-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer

5 Comments

DanielMcdonald
DanielMcdonald 4 years ago

Nice shot

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 5 years ago

What a beautiful animal. I love the photo : )

stuhall
stuhall 5 years ago

Thanks!

hall.evanw
hall.evanw 5 years ago

The long, white tail, the white neck patch and the white "ring" of fur around the nose are all traits that should help you distinguish white-tailed deer from other deer species.

Also, red deer are a European species and mule deer aren't found east of Saskatchewan.

Hope that helps!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

I would say that the ears don't look large enough to be a mule deer.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 43.71, Long: -79.24

Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012

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