Mule Deer

Mule Deer

Because of their acute hearing and excellent binocular vision, mule deer specialize in detecting danger long-range and can quickly detect and visually track another animal from as far as 600 meters away.

The mule deer has excellent binocular vision. While unable to detect motionless objects, it’s extraordinarily sensitive to moving objects. Males can quickly detect and visually track another animal from as far as 600 meters away.

Because of its large ears, the mule deer’s sense of hearing is also extremely acute.

Because of their acute hearing and excellent binocular vision, mule deer specialize in detecting danger at a very long range.


Image | © Tony’s Takes, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Anderson & Wallmo, 1984; Geist, 1981; Misuraca, 1999)

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