Mule Deer

Mule Deer

All mule deer markings vary considerably among the species, but remain constant throughout the life of an individual.

All mule deer markings vary considerably among the species, but remain constant throughout the life of an individual.

The pelage of the mule deer ranges from dark brown gray, dark and light ash-gray, to brown, and even reddish. The rump patch may be white or yellow, while the throat patch is white. The white tails of most mule deer terminate in a tuft of black hairs, or less commonly in a thin tuft of white hairs. On some mule deer, a dark dorsal line runs from the back, down the top of the tail, to the black tail tip.


Image | © Tony’s Takes, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Geist, 1981; Misuraca, 1999)

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