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Mule Deer.jpg
Yoda the Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) in velvet.
Habitat
Edge of town, urban setting at the edge of an extensive desert grassland with scattered encroaching desert scrub at 1,364 m (4,475 ft) elevation.
Location
Northeast side of Alpine, Brewster County, Texas, USA.
Date taken
September 2021
Scientific name
Odocoileus hemionus
Equipment used
Canon
a gorgeous portrait of this lovely deer, clearly intrigued by the photographer, top notch, Stanley, many tfs!!
 
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Such beautiful beasts! My Dad had a license to shoot them year-round to protect our orchard, but he could never bring himself to do it. They'd look straight at him with those big brown eyes and he'd turn around, walk back inside and put away the gun ... and then he'd try putting up a taller fence. That worked for a while, until they learned to lean against it long enough and hard enough to bend it down until they could jump over. Finally he had to hire professional fencers to put up a fence that could probably even stop buffalo (which a neighbor had a few of, along with various exotic antilope species).
 

Media information

Category
Wild Mammals
Added by
Stanley Jones
Date added
View count
159
Comment count
9

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS R5
Aperture
ƒ/8
Focal length
500.0 mm
Exposure time
1/500 second(s)
ISO
2500
Filename
Mule Deer, Alpine.jpg
File size
1.1 MB
Date taken
Mon, 13 September 2021 7:50 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 912px

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