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Mule Deer Mule deer are indigenous to western North America. they are named for their large, floppy ears, which are similar to the ears of a mule. I spotted this one near dusk at Mount St. Helens. Geotagged,Mule Deer,Odocoileus,Odocoileus hemionus,Summer,United States,deer,mule deer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mule Deer

Mule deer are indigenous to western North America. they are named for their large, floppy ears, which are similar to the ears of a mule. I spotted this one near dusk at Mount St. Helens.

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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. Two subspecies of mule deer are grouped into the black-tailed deer.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Mar 13, 2018. Captured Jul 21, 2007 20:33 in Loowit Trail, Cougar, WA 98616, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/5.6
  • 1/30s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm