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Mule Deer

Odocoileus hemionus

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Realized today that I don't actually know which species of deer (mule? white-tailed? black-tailed?) we have here. I like the velvet antlers on this guy, though. EDIT: answered - it's a mule deer.

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Riften
Riften 8 years ago
Mule Deer
Odocoileus hemionus


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Rebecca Deatsman
Rebecca Deatsman 8 years ago

Thanks!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Whitetailed deer have a tail that is brown except for the underneath and possibly around the edges which is white. Blacktails are actually a subspecies of mule deer but are found only west of the Cascade Mountains. This then is a mule deer as it was photographed east of the Cascades. The ears are also very large in proportion to the head compared to a whitetailed. Love the photo with the mountains in the background!

Rebecca Deatsman
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Rebecca Deatsman

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jul 5, 2013
Submitted on Jul 5, 2013

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