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Mule deer (males)

Odocoileus hemionus

Description:

The mule deer's tail is black-tipped. Mule deer antlers are bifurcated; they "fork" as they grow, rather than branching from a single main beam, as is the case with whitetails. Each spring, a buck's antlers start to regrow almost immediately after the old antlers are shed. Shedding typically takes place in mid-February, with variations occurring by locale. Although capable of running, mule deer are often seen stotting (also called pronking), with all four feet coming down together.

Habitat:

Yosemite National Park, CA.

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California, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2014
Submitted on Dec 21, 2014

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