|Columbian black-tailed deer|
Exhibitionist Savary deer flaunting its black tail near Julian Road
(Aka Odocoileus hemionus columbianus)
The two forms of black-tailed deer that live in BC coastal rainforests are subspecies of the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). They are:
(1) the Columbian black-tailed deer, which is found in western North America, from Northern California into the Pacific Northwest and coastal British Columbia.
(2) the Sitka deer, which is found coastally in British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and Southcentral Alaska (as far as Kodiak Island).
They're everywhere. Don't let your dog chase them; the young ones can die from exhaustion and fear.
|Categories: fauna mammals|