Mule Deer and Cougars in City Creek Canyon

By Jeremy Hansen

Introduction:

Mule deer and cougars are two of the largest mammals that inhabit City

Creek Canyon, they are a part of a City Creek food chain. Mule Deer are

herbivores that browse on shrubs such as bitterbrush. Cougars are

carnivores whose main food is the mule deer. As a predator the cougar is at

the top of the City Creek food chain and plays an intricate role in the

population dynamics of the mule deer. Without the natural predation of mule

deer by cougars the mule deer population will increase. This web page will

describe the interrelationships that mule deer and cougars have on

each other and also give a general overview of each organism.

 

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