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Red Deer

Cervus elaphus

Description:

Red deer or Mule deer?

2 Species ID Suggestions

stuhall
stuhall 8 years ago
Red Deer
Cervus elaphus Red deer
hall.evanw
hall.evanw 8 years ago
white-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer


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6 Comments

swain18
swain18 a year ago

I like it

DanielMcdonald
DanielMcdonald 7 years ago

Nice shot

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 8 years ago

What a beautiful animal. I love the photo : )

stuhall
stuhall 8 years ago

Thanks!

hall.evanw
hall.evanw 8 years ago

The long, white tail, the white neck patch and the white "ring" of fur around the nose are all traits that should help you distinguish white-tailed deer from other deer species.

Also, red deer are a European species and mule deer aren't found east of Saskatchewan.

Hope that helps!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

I would say that the ears don't look large enough to be a mule deer.

stuhall
Spotted by
stuhall

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012

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