Stretching for dinner

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Arizona white-tailed deer by an alligator juniper.  Photographed 02/17/2017 at Chiricahua National Monument in southeast Arizona.

Last week I was out at Chiricahua National Monument in southeast Arizona.  One thing that caught my eye was this Arizona white-tailed deer (Artiodactyla: Cervidae: Odocoileus virginianus couesi).  After spotting me at some distance it seemed bashful and hid for a minute. Once it realized I wasn’t a threat it went about its business of the day:  Standing up to reach the sweet green foliage of an alligator juniper (Pinales: Cupressaceae: Juniperus deppeana).

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Arizona white-tailed deer by an alligator juniper.  Photographed 02/17/2017 at Chiricahua National Monument in southeast Arizona.

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About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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One Response to Stretching for dinner

  1. Miriam says:

    What a wonderful capture.

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