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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mule Deer and Flowers

Mule Deer browsing in the desert
We were fortunate this morning to see two small herds of Mule Deer in the desert just west of Tortugas Mountain.  While they were leery of us, only one individual was spooked by our presence, and that doe went bouncing along like a rabid kangaroo.  Most of them monitored our behavior while alternately munching on tender desert foilage.  We saw no fawns in the herd.
Moving on

Ever cautious, the Mule Deer always knows where we are

Strawberry Pitaya blossom

Inside look at the Strawberry Pitaya flower

Ocotillo blossoms against a desert sky

Becca and three huge mounds of Strawberry Pitaya Cactus

Ocotillo flower

Why they're called "Mule" Deer

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

What a treat to see those deer.

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