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Paul Larmer | Feb 08, 2011 03:35 PM
Mule Deer Survival

 

At about 4 p.m. every Winter afternoon, a small herd of mule deer meanders from the sagebrush and snow-clad flanks of Western Colorado's Mt. Lamborn onto the numerous irrigated pastures below. There, they eat everything they can -- dried grass, alfalfa and  exotic weeds -- to combat the nightly cold and the lingering effects of last Fall's rut and hunt. Sometimes, just as the grass is turning green in the Spring , they succumb....

 

Dead Doe

 

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