Mule deer are quite a bit larger than their eastern cousins the white tail deer. Their ears are disproportionately large for their heads but I think it adds to their charm.
Wild turkey are plentiful here in southern Colorado. This tom, who was running with a small flock of maybe 7 birds, did NOT appreciate my company and jumped off the ledge right behind him with the rest of the birds following. I didn't know until I came to Colorado that turkeys, as large and as awkward as they are, are actually graceful flyers.
I have been trying for weeks to get a shot of a prairie dog but they just haven't been very cooperative. Usually all I get is a shot of their little black-tipped tail as it disappears down the burrow. Today I got lucky as this one waited until I had gotten this shot before sliding down the hole.
Shots I missed today... a roadrunner who was quite a bit faster than I was and a soaring eagle who couldn't be coaxed down from the clouds. Maybe next time.