Deer and Mule Deer

Deer come in two flavors, mule deer and white-tails.

Deer and the larger Mule Deer are abundant in Glacier Park and they are very easy to spot.  On every trip to the park I always see a number of deer.

Mule deer get their name from having very large ears (like a mule). In winter their coats are gray and in summer it turns brownish.  White-tail deer are distinguished with their white-bottomed tails that are most noticeable when they run.  In winter their coat is a grayish-brown and in summer they take on a reddish-brown color.

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