Animal #26 — Mule Deer

odocoileus hemionus

Friday, April 6, 1984 — 2:20 pm

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

After spending a week in Tucson at Mom and Dad’s apartment, we drove them to Albuquerque. They had a family living conference in a church there. After dropping them off, we drove home in their Volkswagon van.

On the way from Tucson to Albuquerque, we stopped briefly at Bosque del Apache to look for the Whooping Cranes that wintered there. We drove the loop trail and were heading out of the refuge when I spotted these deer. They were standing in tall brush near some ponds about 40 yards off the road. One was browsing. The other one stared at us. After a few minutes, both wandered off into the brush.

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