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Mule Deer

Odocoileus hemionus

Habitat:

We live in pine forest in the foothills of Denver.

Notes:

These 4 bucks look like they've just lost their antlers, and the first one seems to have some wear and tear! They were down below our deck for a couple hours, just enjoying the beautiful day! I have to say the 3 laying with their legs splayed make me think of giant kangaroos!! (those ears help!!) ;-)

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7 Comments

KristaHerman
KristaHerman 8 years ago

It is interesting to see the Buck without their antlers. Great series.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thanks all...yes, I think he's old with that many scars...look at his split ear too!

TanyaGuiler
TanyaGuiler 8 years ago

Cool spotting, Interesting scarring on the one.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Great series!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Nice, and agree with you on seems to be giant kangaroos pose,

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Ya...I put one more picture that didn't load...of him...he was a beauty...the other 3 looked younger...the 5th pic shows some of the scarring...I think he's old and master of his domain...that's why he's alone... ;-)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Oh wow! This male looks like he's missing something... He looks a little rough around the edges from the rut. I bet it's nice to not carry that weight around for a while!

ChristyHolland
Spotted by
ChristyHolland

Golden, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Mar 16, 2012
Submitted on Mar 16, 2012

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