September 17, 1804
Stocky body, with long slim, sturdy legs and a white tail above and tipped with black below. Was about 3 feet tall and 5 feet long. The thing that caught my eye was those wonderful antlers of the mule deer. If those things hit you, well lets just say you wouldn't be feeling to good right now. Clark and I were the first to give this common prairie animal an official name. We decided to name it Mule deer.