Order Artiodactyla of Maine
(Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Mammalia)

(updated 23 December 2019)

Order Artiodactyla - even-toed ungulates
Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 2 genera in 1 family. For information about a particular genus or species, scroll down or click on the appropriate link below.
   Cervidae (2 genera, 2 species)
      Odocoileus virginianus - white-tailed deer
      Alces alces - moose


Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer): These two deer (below left) were feeding within easy sight of the access road to the Seawall picnic area. In fact, this picture was taken from a car on that road. White-tailed deer scat (below right) is distinctive, usually with a small depression in one end of each pellet.
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And this deer (below) was one of four seen near the base of a hill just north of the "Cadillac Mountain Entrance" (from Route 233) to the park loop road in Bar Harbor.
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This fawn was lying safely in tall grass in Bar Harbor.

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