Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Odocoileus hemionus

Mule photo
Otherwise known as Mule Deer, Odocoileus hemionus is easily recognized by its large ears, said to be like those of a mule, from which it gets its common name.
There are often small herds of Mule Deer in the coulee nearby. Red shale paths surround this neighborhood coulee, where my husband walks our dog Lindy.

"Look, Odo, there's that dog with its person again!"
"Wow, he's right. Look!"
Photos by Richard Schear, October, 2013
"What do you think we should do?"
"I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm outta here!"
Posted for Our World Tuesday,
hosted this week by Lady Fi and her Golden Retriever, Oscar, who loves to swim whatever the weather at their home in Sweden.


James said...

Wow, looks like it's getting cold there. I live in Bucks County and we have lots of deer but I don't know what type.

Laura said...

excellent photos, love the commentary:-)

Gattina said...

How cute ! My "World" is on my travel blog. I came back today with a heavy heart I had such wonderful holidays and the weather was so warm even for them unusual we had 25° ! Now here I am again in the rain with the heating on !

Cynthia said...

Yes, it think that is exactly the conversation they are having! My, those are big ears!

Powell River Books said...

Our white has been in the sky so far. Looks like you have had some on the ground. The deer better start foraging. - Margy

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your stories, just a kindred spirit!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Fireblossom said...

I love both the photos and the dialogue!

Kay said...

The mule deer really does have a face like a mule. I didn't know that!