Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mule Deer - Jackson, Wyoming


These two mule deer have been browsing on Sagebrush. Sagebrush is a very important winter food for mule deer. Sagebrush has been plowed, sprayed and burned over the past 60 years and that has resulted in smaller populations of mule deer, sagehens, pygmy rabbits and other animals that rely on this shrub.

The large buck has an evergreen branch in his antlers that he ripped loose from a tree.

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