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Odocoileus virginianus leucurus
A white underside to the tail and white eye rings. It is one of the larger of the deer species.
Willow, cottonwood and alder thickets along stream sides
Since January 2013, about 50 endangered Columbian White-tailed Deer have been trans-located from the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge (JBHNWR) to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (RNWR). The trans-location was done to rescue the deer from a potential dike breach on JBHNWR. This was my first spotting of one of these deer on the Ridgefield refuge, June 7, 2013. I reported the spotting to refuge personnel per their request. The adult deer are tagged and a radio collar is installed around their neck. Good luck to these new inhabitants of Ridgefield NWR!