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Mule Deer (Doe)

Odocoileus hemionus


For my 3,000th spotting, I chose the mule deer. It "is the larger of the two Odocoileus species on average, with a height of 80–106 cm (31–42 in) at the shoulders and a nose-to-tail length ranging from 1.2 to 2.1 m (3.9 to 6.9 ft). Of this, the tail may comprise 11.6 to 23 cm (4.6 to 9.1 in). Does (female deer) are rather smaller and typically weigh from 43 to 90 kg (95 to 200 lb), with an average of around 68 kg (150 lb). Unlike the whitetail, the mule deer does not generally show marked size variation across its range, although environmental conditions can cause considerable weight fluctuations in any given population."


Foraging in an Oak forest


"In summer, Mule Deer chiefly forage on not only herbaceous plants, but also various berries (including blackberry, blueberry, salal, and thimbleberry). They also use grasses more than in winter. Mule deer are known to forage in summer on California Buckeye leaves, even though there is some evidence of that plant's toxicity." - Wikipedia

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You are allways welcome!

Thank you António for all of your support!

Cindy my friend i almost missed this ocasion :-) 3000th spottings is a great work,great spotting,beautiful series,congrats again and thanks for sharing with us such a amzing spotting page

Thank you Neil!

NeilDazet 10 years ago

Congrats on 3K Cindy! That is amazing! ;)

Thank you so much, Rick and Reza! :)

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulation Cindy, You are an inspiration and your spotting never cease to amaze. Thank you for sharing, heres wishing you many, many more !

RickLampman 10 years ago

Congrats Cindy... AMAZING !!! 3000 what a Great Thing :)

Thank you friends! Emma, in hindsight, I should have chosen a bug. I guess I really didn't put much thought in it. I'm a sucker for deer though :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Congrats! I remember your 200oth spotting was a Coyote! I was expecting a bug this time!

Congratulations on your 3,000th.

KarenL 10 years ago

Woohoo! Congratulations Cindy & thank you for sharing 3,000 great spottings with us!

Tiz 10 years ago

Congratulations on 3000! This is a very beautiful picture!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Sweet creature. Congratulations on your 3000th spotting!

suzmonk 10 years ago

Congratulations ... well done.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 10 years ago

Congrats on 3000 spotted!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 10 years ago

It always special to spot a big mammal! Well done on 3000 spots!!

Thank you Maria :) This series was taken from my car. Luckily no one was behind me on the rural road!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Wonderful series. And congratulations on the milestone, Cindy!

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 16, 2013

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