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Mule deer buck along north shore of Yellowstone Lake A mature mule deer buck checks his surroundings in a timbered area along the north shore of Yellowstone National Park's Yellowstone Lake. Geotagged,Mule Deer,Mule deer,Odocoileus hemionus,Summer,United States,Yellowstone National Park,deer,mammal,wyoming Click/tap to enlarge

Mule deer buck along north shore of Yellowstone Lake

A mature mule deer buck checks his surroundings in a timbered area along the north shore of Yellowstone National Park's Yellowstone Lake.

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The most noticeable differences between white-tailed and mule deer are the size of their ears, the color of their tails, and the configuration of their antlers. In many cases, body size is also a key difference. The mule deer's tail is black-tipped, whereas the whitetail's is not. Mule deer antlers are bifurcated; they "fork" as they grow, rather than branching from a single main beam, as is the case with whitetails. Each spring, a buck's antlers start to regrow almost immediately after the old.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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By travismorhardt

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Uploaded Dec 30, 2016. Captured Sep 19, 2015 16:59 in E Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.0
  • 10/3200s
  • ISO800
  • 180mm