Cochise County, Arizona, US
one adult with two babies; view the photo at "original" size and you'll see one of the babies facing left just under the middle low hanging green branch, and the adult in front of it's face more left
Grazing on a hillside
The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer indigenous to western North America; it is named for its ears, which are large like those of the mule. There are believed to be several subspecies, including the black-tailed deer. However, some genetic studies have indicated that mule deer may have developed relatively recently through the interbreeding of white-tailed and black-tailed deer, which may have evolved from white-tailed deer thousands of years ago. Unlike the related white-tailed deer...