National Geographic : 1934 May
Photograph byByron Harmon BIG EARS, NOT A BALKY DISPOSITION, ACCOUNT FOR THE MULE DEER'S NAME A debutante and her mother have donned glossy grayish-brown winter coats instead of their summer garb of rich,rusty red. Often, when scared, they "sky hop," or leap several times straight into the air, before racing for cover. The calm boldness they exhibit is the result of theprotection they receive inBanff National Park. In winter they become almost as tame as household pets.