It wasn't supposed to snow today....
Yesterday it was sunny with scattered clouds (cumulus?), and colder than it looked because of the wind.
This deer is sitting in the lee of a tree ( and a Ponderosa which was mature in 1917 provides significant shelter).
Do you suppose that s(he) was surprised by the snow, or knew it was coming?
Picture taken Apr. 13 2011, 11:09 am. It was still snowing then, but is melting now.
It wasn't until I looked at these photos large size to decide which one to post that I could see the head injury. Car? Falling branch? Do antlers when they come off leave a wound?