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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
  • Italian
    • Cervo mulo

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Recent observations

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What

Columbian Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

dpom

Date

May 19, 2012

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

March 23, 2015 09:09 AM PDT

Description

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

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Columbian Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 23, 2015 02:51 PM PDT

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Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 21, 2015 11:15 AM PDT

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What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

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maryejohnson

Date

December 31, 2014

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What

Mule deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

jay

Date

February 15, 2015 05:45 PM MST

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Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

rickr

Date

March 21, 2015 10:16 AM PDT

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What

California mule deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus

Observer

newt8686

Date

March 21, 2015

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What

Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

amerla

Date

March 17, 2015

Description

Saw a Black-tailed Deer in a residential area with thick tree cover, mostly pines, at 5pm. It was sunny with no wind and approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The deer was entirely brown on its torso and head. A large black spot covered a majority of the deer's tail, no white was visible, which is how I differentiated it from a Mule deer.Also black tailed deer are more commonly found in wooded areas, such as this one, than Mule deer.
The deer was moving along the edge of the back yards, grazing on bushes that were used as fencing. It seemed small in comparison to an adult deer, so it seems likely that it was a juvenile. I am surprised that there weren't other deer around, since most of the time I see deer they are traveling in groups unless the deer is male. Perhaps this is a juvenile male?

Photos / Sounds

What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

dominic

Date

March 14, 2015

Description

Richard showed us this skeleton while walking on the trail.

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What

black-tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

octoman

Date

March 14, 2015 09:47 AM PDT

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California Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus

Observer

fbaker

Date

March 11, 2015
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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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