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  • French
    • Cerf mulet
  • Scientific Names
    • Odocoileus hemionus
  • Spanish
    • Venado bura
    • Bura
    • Venado Mulo(a)
  • English
    • Mule Deer
    • Cedros Island Mule Deer
  • Yuto Nahua
    • mazatl
  • Wa∙šiw (Washoe)
    • memdé:wi
  • Italian
    • Cervo mulo

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Recent observations

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

anaxyrus

Date

November 13, 2010

Description

Ogilby, California

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Date

September 25, 2016 08:32 PM MDT

Description

I noticed this deer as I was leaving campus one evening. It appears that I startled it but I predict it was foraging in the grassy patch where I drove by before it noticed me approaching. The area was quiet with not a lot of activity going on so I assume the deer felt safe to forage under these conditions. This particular deer was travelling in a heard with three others nearby, whom were foraging as I passed. The deer's tail has a black tip which helped me distinguish it from a similar looking white-tailed deer. The particular size and shape of the ears also suggested it to be a mule deer. I suspect this deer to be a female doe since it was relatively smaller in the group yet large enough to not be a fawn.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

stevejones

Date

September 27, 2016 03:39 PM MDT

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

wildlifedoc

Date

February 26, 2016 12:07 PM CST

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

lizwong

Date

September 27, 2016 11:11 AM MDT

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What

Columbian Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

setibarbara

Date

September 20, 2016 09:04 AM PDT

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

biol22003drouin

Date

September 23, 2016 07:17 PM MDT

Description

As this deer was a doe, not a buck, antler shape couldn't be used to help identification. However, the animals large ears, and more importantly tail are sufficient to make the identification. The deer had a thin tail with a black tip, much different than the bushy white of a white-tail deer.

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

bio22003lindwall

Date

September 25, 2016 06:03 PM MDT

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

bio22003lengel

Date

September 24, 2016 07:15 PM MDT

Description

Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Odocoileus
Species: O. hemionus

This deer was seen roaming the coulees surrounding the University of Lethbridge campus. It appeared to be quite calm around people (most likely due to the fact it lives in an area that is highly populated by humans). It was brown with a white tail that had a black tip (which helped to differentiate between a mule vs a whitetail deer).

Photos / Sounds

What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

bio22003hawk

Date

September 20, 2016 10:48 AM MDT

Description

Found just outside of Markin Hall. The deer seems unfazed by the human activity as it is in a very populated area. It has large mule like ears and a black tipped tail, these details help to distinguish it from a white tailed deer. Lack of antlers suggest this mule deer is a female, and the visible rib cage shows that this deer may be under nourished.

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

bio22003jeaton

Date

September 24, 2016

Description

The black tip on tail identifies this deer as a mule deer. Its scientific name is odocoileus hemionus. It is named for its ears, which are large like those of the mule.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Columbian Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

kleinerj

Date

September 24, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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