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Mule Deer by Cameron Lynn
Description: Soft brown, tan or reddish fur Black forehead with white tail and black tip Ears are six inches off their head Named after a mule’s big ears Have a black nose and a white patch under their chin Male deer fighting for a mate.
--Male deer have antlers on their head that fall off between January and March. --They will grow new ones in spring and summer months. --Every new year, the antlers will grow bigger than the last ones.
Habitat: They can be found in North America. They live in grasslands, mountains, and deserts. Their bed is an area of flattened grass and/or leaves. If they use an area a lot, they will make the ground even by scratching the ground with their hooves.
It eat weeds, berries, acorns, and leaves. It also eats mesquite, willow, and aspen leaves, beans, fairy duster, cat claw, and buck bush. Diet:
Mule deer are eaten by people, mountain lions, wolves, bobcats, and bears. What eats mule deer?
Fun Facts Mule deer are in the same family as elk, moose, reindeer/caribou. Male deer are called bucks. Female deer are called does. Baby deer are called fawns. Mule deer only have teeth on the bottom of their mouth and a hard plate for the top. They are currently NOT endangered. Newborn fawn
Moose Elk Caribou or Reindeer
Conclusion: I think mule deer are very interesting animals because they can adapt to live in almost any terrain as long as they have food and water. I have seen mule deer many times on my way home from fishing at Cuyamaca Lake and hiking with my dad in the mountains. Sometimes I have seen their hoof prints in the moist sand. front hoof -> <- rear hoof I like how they can blend in so well into their surroundings that you can walk right by them and not even see them.