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Mule Deer Hoof

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Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) are ungulates – mammals with hooves. Their hooves are made of keratin, a type of solidified hair, and are comparable to a human fingernails. The ancient ancestors of deer had five toes or fingers. Over time … Continue reading

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Pronghorn in the Snow

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  We woke to our first significant snowfall of the season yesterday morning. In the winter pronghorn antelope¬†(Antilocapra americanna) gather together in large mixed-sex herds. I often sit in my car waiting, and counting, as groups as large as 300 … Continue reading

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