A New Year’s Day snowstorm.  These does are checking the breeze.  (A nearby female was in heat.)Mule Deer in Winter Blue

Mule Deer (A long Snow Period)

This mother, second from left, managed triplets, including one boy with early antlers.Mule Deer Doe and Triplets turning to Summer Red

Mule Deer

May in the neighborhood and these moms-to-be are awaiting birth.  Most of them disappear with only a couple giving birth nearby.  At this time the mothers will occasionally challenge walkers accompanied by dogs.  One source stated that of those babies that die, fifty percent are killed by coyotes.  Deer apparently can’t distinguish between canines.Mule Deer Mommas to Be

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