Several does and 2 bucks hung around camp for two weeks. They were completely unafraid, but not looking for food, either.
while we were walking on some of the side trails off from the main one by the Rio Grande we spotted this resting deer
Railroad Park Resort, Dunsmuir, CA, USA. 7-21-2016. This doe visited on and off for about four hours to graze on the green grass and vegetation. I'm guessing that hunger drove her to risk such open exposure in the middle of the day. We've not had rain for several weeks , and the heat is taking its toll on the natural vegetation.
Observation and photos by Stacey Attanasio-Gonsalves.
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...