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Common Name:Deer, Blacktail
Scientific Name:Odocoileus hemionus
Area:Clear Lake Ridge Preserve, Oregon
Date:August 25, 2001

The blacktail deer of our Westside and the mule deer of our Eastside were considered two distinct species until fairly recently. Now they are lumped into one.

Camp Adair, Oregon --- July 31, 2010

Reference:Cascade-Olympic Natural History by Mathews / Field Guide to Mammals by Whitaker