The winter here along the Colorado Front Range has been relatively mild and dry. That finally started to change a bit over the past couple of weeks. While wildlife is largely built to withstand most anything Mother Nature throws out there, I suspect even they don’t care too much for the extremes.
This past Sunday morning, temperatures had dropped to 9 degrees below zero and it was pretty miserable out there. This pair of mule deer does decided that rather than foraging, they would conserve their energy and warmth and just huddle up and stay warm.