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PostThu Jan 02, 2020 4:54 am 
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Great pictures and write up!!
Come on people that's a deer not a caribou but a good picture catch.
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PostThu Jan 02, 2020 5:55 am 
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timberghost wrote:
Great pictures and write up!!
Come on people that's a deer not a caribou but a good picture catch.

The snout, build, and dense fur argue otherwise. David Moskowitz would know. The ear looks different also.

https://davidmoskowitz.net/caribou-rainforest-gallery
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PostThu Jan 02, 2020 8:25 am 
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My God, that is a Mountain Caribou! Super rare. Contact David Moskowitz https://davidmoskowitz.net/contact

He's written a Braided River book about that species in BC.

I contacted David Moskowitz and he says its a lightly colored deer.
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PostThu Jan 02, 2020 9:13 am 
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Incredible photography and perseverance.  Despite her occasional discomforts, nature is always a beautifully photogenic subject.
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PostThu Jan 02, 2020 10:05 am 
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geyer wrote:
gb wrote:
My God, that is a Mountain Caribou! Super rare. Contact David Moskowitz https://davidmoskowitz.net/contact

He's written a Braided River book about that species in BC.

I contacted David Moskowitz and he says its a lightly colored deer.

Well good to know. Had it been a Mountain Caribou it would have been the wildlife sighting of the past twenty years. I looked through images of White-tailed deer and there were none that were colored like that.
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Look at the antlers it's a mule deer not a white tail easy to tell
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PostFri Jan 03, 2020 8:28 am 
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Awesome photos. Great trip!
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PostSat Jan 04, 2020 1:07 pm 
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timberghost wrote:
Look at the antlers it's a mule deer not a white tail easy to tell


Whitetail's antlers have tines that branch out from a single beam, whereas a muley's antlers  are bifurcated and often branch multiple times.
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PostMon Jan 06, 2020 9:03 pm 
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Way to go get some great pics.. well done
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PostWed Jan 08, 2020 4:12 pm 
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Good lord.

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PostThu Jan 09, 2020 10:25 pm 
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Wow, what a beautiful place and such amazing photos....
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PostFri Jan 10, 2020 9:18 pm 
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gb wrote:
Had it been a Mountain Caribou it would have been the wildlife sighting of the past twenty years.

It would make  the occasional wolverine/ fisher/ lynx sightings seem common place, and even the  rare grizzly sightings in the North Cascades would seem almost  frequent by comparison.  Apparently the mountain (aka woodland)  caribou is one of the most endangered ungulates in North America.
I saw a young  woodland caribou ( collared with a tracking device) at close range in the Selkirks just across the B.C. / WA border 31 years ago, and it was one of the most special wildlife encounters of my life .

There has been at least one very white deer hanging around on Mt. Constitution ( Orcas)  for a while, at least  up until early 2019.

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