There are two main species of deer in BC, The Mule Deer with very large ears, a dark coat and a black tip to it's tail. The Mule Deer prefers the forest environment. When it is threatened, it will bounce on all four legs over fallen trees and shrubs to help it escape from it's predators.

The White-tailed Deer is a lighter colour, smaller ears and prefers open fields and meadows. It's tail is the same colour as the rest of it's body but when threatened it will lift it's tail up and run away. The white tail wags as the deer runs and is a good signal for the small fawns to follow to safety.

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