Our visitor today amply demonstrates that all is not symmetrical in the Cervidea kingdom. Deer , my friends – deer. To add to the confusion – the sub-family for the New World is called Capreolinae. With me so far? Happily reading the Wiki article, it appears that the ancestors of the modern deer camping among my metal flamingos are also out-wanderers from Asia.
Our particular invasive species is locally known as black-tailed deer as apposed to the white tailed deer of New England and the mid-west. Some expert somewhere has decided that they are a sub-species of mule deer. I don’t think it really matters to the deer. Around here, they are just considered an invasive species.
Look at him, look at him closely. Click on the picture if you need to see him better….
No clue what happened to him earlier this year – but he obviously survived….