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    • Odocoileus hemionus
  • Spanish
    • Venado bura
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    • Mule Deer
    • Cedros Island Mule Deer
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    • Cervo mulo

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 28, 2014 07:16 PM PDT

Description

This male Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) sort of surprised me as I was heading back down the trail in the late afternoon. The antlers are covered in velvet.

descending Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 1560 meters (4950 feet)

Hiking and botanize in Reflection Lakes and Paradise area of Mount Rainier as part of MeadoWatch

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Photos / Sounds

What

Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

texasblonde

Date

September 14, 2014 01:07 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rocky Mountain Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. hemionus

Observer

fluffberger

Date

August 13, 2014

Description

Deer were almost daily visitors to the neighborhood where we stayed in Estes Park. Males and females visited separately. They browsed on the shrubs and weeds.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus

Observer

sekihiker

Date

August 29, 2014 06:51 AM PDT

Place

Sequoia National Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Observation of this doe confirmed two of my hypotheses. 1. Men don't always go to the Bearpaw Meadow outhouse to urinate. 2. Deer ingest human urine to satisfy nutritional needs.
As I went to a tree near my campsite in Bearpaw Meadow, I noticed a doe watching me intently. As soon as I finished urinating and walked a few feet away from the tree, she ran to the duff I had peed on and gobbled it up. A new hypothesis formed. There must be competition for urine in Bearpaw Meadow Campground.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Mule deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

sp80

Date

March 23, 2014 11:00 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We saw 4 mule deer (all does and young) in the dry riverbed area below the Success Lake campgrounds. we were on the bluff above and they must have heard us because the spooked and bounded away.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

loarie

Date

September 13, 2014 06:36 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

asemerdj

Date

September 13, 2014 09:00 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 2, 2013 09:25 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

black-tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

bufoniddance

Date

September 13, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Description

Fresh mountain lion kill from last night. North road looks like a crime scene!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Mule deer Odocoileus hemionus

Observer

squirrelguy

Date

September 8, 2014 09:51 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-tailed Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 8, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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