You may observe female deer behaving different at the moment. Flora shares her knowledge about our wild Wilden residents.
Mule Deer are common to the Wilden area, and are called so due to their long mule like ears. Typically, we think of them as gentle and beautiful, and this is true as they are not aggressive and will run as opposed to fighting. However, the exception is when the doe is protecting her young. Thus, always stay away from a mother and her young. Interestingly, new born fawns spend approximately the first to weeks of life virtually alone. After giving birth the doe hides them in a bushy or grassy area only returning for feedings. This seems strange but is done for good reasons.