Southern Mule Deer

Animal Guide : Mammals

Southern Mule Deer
Fun Fact:
Every spring, male mule deer grow a brand new set of antlers, each one larger than the last.

What's for Lunch:
Meadow grasses, leaves, berries, fruit, twigs, and buds

Where's Home:
Eastern parts of the reserve, in freshwater marsh or riparian scrub

Scientific Name:
Odocoileus hemionus fuliginatus

Animal Guide : Mammals

Overview:
The Mule deer is one of the few large native herbivores left in North America. The subspecies you may see in the reserve is the Southern Mule deer, which has a darker, sootier coat than other subspecies. The name "Mule deer" refers to its large ears and sturdy physique—as compared to more slender species of deer.