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Mule Deer

Odocoileus hemionus

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Mule Deer
Odocoileus hemionus Mule deer


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SanciaMatthyssen
SanciaMatthyssen 7 years ago

Thank you both! Jerry i need to change the date, this was taken last November, I'm sure those antlers are gone now :-)

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hi Sancia, wonderful spotting! This is actually a species of Deer (and very handsome at that!). This species of Deer has a few identifying markers. The tail is one (white tail with a black tip), the large ears, and the configuration of the antlers.

You can compare to an Elk here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk

SanciaMatthyssen
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SanciaMatthyssen

Jackson, Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Nov 19, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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