Doe-Eyed, Doe-Eared

Katie Tjaden-McClement

This photogenic mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) was remotely "captured" in a lodgepole pine forest in the Chilcotin Plateau of BC using a camera trap. This photo comes from a research project investigating the effects of habitat disturbances on predator-prey relationships and the implications these may have for caribou conservation in the area. Mule deer like this one are a primary prey species for large predators in the system, like wolves and bears.