Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Coues Deer antler shed
Last evening as I hiking down from Huachuca peak I spotted a Coues deer antler shed laying off the trail. A cool score, Ill give it to a friend who makes ferro rod handles with antler and buttons etc.
The Sonoran Coues Deer is one of the Smallest of the white tail sub species found in the USA and Mexico. I think the Florida Keys Deer is the smallest. I also think this sub species is named for Elliot Coues. His work was instrumental in establishing the currently accepted standards of trinomial nomenclature - the taxonomic classification of subspecies - in ornithology, and ultimately the whole of zoology.
so there you go, check it out for yourselves if you like.
Tomahawk - Scouts Out!