Since January 2013, about 50 endangered Columbian White-tailed Deer have been trans-located from the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge (JBHNWR) to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (RNWR). The trans-location was done to rescue the deer from a potential dike breach on JBHNWR. This was my first spotting of one of these deer on the Ridgefield refuge, June 7, 2013. I reported the spotting to refuge personnel per their request.
The adult deer are tagged and a radio collar is installed around their neck. Good luck to these new inhabitants of Ridgefield NWR!
Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 800, Canon 400mm f5,6L lens.