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.
This fawn was found on a dirt road when it was a few days old.
Normally, the mother secludes her baby and goes off to feed
during the day. The fawn is supposed to stay in that spot.
Apparently, this one didn't.
This dear was released in the area where it was found.