This muley came to visit while I was laid up on the recliner after an accident.
Mule deer very unafraid of me. the one in the front came up to me and sniffed my palm. I believe a neighbor is feeding them which is very illegal.
A young male (?) with tiny antlers, seen in a wetland area along the auto tour route.
Happy to see Mom and fawn doing well. My coworkers have also had frequent sightings of these two.
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...