8 or 9 mule deer grazing at the edge of the parking lot
Yes - sticking its tongue out. :-)
Crandell Mountain Campground.
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Skeleton found at King Gillette Ranch.
Mule Deer at King Gillette Ranch.
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...