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Columbian Black-Tailed Deer

Odocoileus hemionus columbianus

Subspecies of Mule Deer



First Noted by Expedition
November 19, 1805, north of Cape Disappointment, Pacific County, Washington.
 

Description
A medium-size deer. Stocky body, with long, slim, sturdy legs. Tail blackish or brown above. Height: 27–45 in (68–114 cm); length: 6.2–7 ft (1.9–2.1 m); tail: 6–13 in (15–33 cm). Weight: male 150–310 lb (68–141 kg), female 90–211 lb (41–96 kg).
 

Habitat
Mixed habitats: forest edges, mountains, and foothills.
 

Range
Pacific coast from British Columbia to northern California.
 

Note
The mule deer has large ears that move independently and almost constantly, like a mule’s.

Species information from enature.com
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