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First Winter (muledeer_AAA0430.jpg)

Continuing with the mule deer series from this weekend... you always have to take some of the "awww... he's so cute" shots as well ;) ... so this is one of a fawn that is now about seven months old and is one of two that were born in late may.

 

If you see below I have linked to a shot of the pair of them from in June. Winter's are always tough on first years and if they get through the first year they have a strong hold on survival for a number of years. This year in the rockies is turning out to be a cold and snowy one... and while hard for the wildlife... it is much needed snow pack.

 

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Taken on December 2, 2007