The Mule Deer in Winter

It is the coldest February in almost a century.  If it is rough on us, imaging how hard it is on the outdoor creatures.

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A deer has been coming very close to the house to keep warm and to eat the bushes.

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We call her the Mule Deer because of her size.

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She does not look like the other deer. She is very large and has a broad face that looks very sweet, and almost like a baby face.

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She is very skittish and runs away if there is the slightest movement in a window.

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We can tell from the tracks and impressions in the snow that at night she sleeps under a bush next to the house.  We wish we could tell her she is welcome to all the warmth and bushes she wants.

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