mule mountains

Cute alert! A baby mule deer tries catching a snowflake on its tongue at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. Mule deer are named for their oversized ears that resemble a mule’s ears. Compared to its cousin, the white-tailed deer, mule deer are larger in size, and have a black-tipped white tail and white patch on the rump. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Best Camera for an #EarthDay #NatureSelfie?  A Critter Cam of Course! 

In 2007, the BLM’s Las Cruces District Office in New Mexico began utilizing a trail camera to monitor wildlife use. Today, these cameras – known as “critter cams” - are deployed throughout the District. These cameras evaluate the use of guzzlers or wildlife water catchments. Guzzlers collect and store rain water in suitable habitats devoid of natural water sources. The cameras help the BLM determine whether the guzzlers are working and provide invaluable data about the animals in the area.

The BLM New Mexico and other states now share their critter cam photos with the public for rare photos of wildlife in action.  Check out a few of our favorites!  #NoPlaceLikeHome

Ottoman Wonder Tales. Translated and edited by Lucy Mary Jane Garnett. Illustrated by Charles Folkard. London: A. and C. Black, Limited, 1915.

“ ‘So be it. Now, my guards, take forty unbroken mule colts, fasten them together with a long rope, tie these women to the two ends, and let the mules loose on the mountains.’ The guards obeyed, and the two ill-starred Princesses, dragged over hill and dale, were soon dashed into as many pieces as there were rocks on the mountains and stones in the valleys.”