Black Tailed Mule Deer

Odocoileus hemionus hemionus
Group of two females (sisters, perhaps?), each with their fawn, still spotted at this time of year (mid June, 2005). The Black Tailed Mule deer are our most common deer, and we have a lot of them. Later in the summer the most successful males will gather up a large harem of up to twenty females. Active mostly in the morning or at night, these deer are voracious consumers of anything herbacious that they can reach, and that isn't too fragrant.

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Michael McNamara
Last modified: Sat Jun 25 18:09:56 PDT 2005