Mule Deer (includes Black-tailed Deer) (Odocoileus hemionus)
Two major subspecies: Mule Deer with tail white above, tipped with black; Black-tailed Deer, with tail blackish or brown above. This deer is the Black-tailed subspecies. It normally resides in mixed habitats, forest edges, mountains and foothills. These deer have large ears that move independently and almost constantly and account for the common name.
|Here is a picture of the same fawn. He is the larger one on the right in the picture taken 5/27/01. The smaller fawn is a female and was found a week later. They are sharing the same habitat and both are doing well. They are being fed a special formula and are starting to nibble on their solid food.|
|Picture of the two deer in their habitat taken 6/17/01.|
|Look, the spots are gone! This picture was taken on 9/23/01, the day of release.|
|On September 23, three deer that were being cared for at the center, were released on private property in a remote area where hunting is not allowed.|
Food will be provided while
the deer get acquainted with natures bounty.
Photo taken 9/23/01.
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