Buddies with buds


Three months ago, I posted Antler rhythms, a discussion with pictures of the white-tailed deer’s annual cycle of: antler buds, velvet covered growth, hardening and loss of velvet,¬†and antler loss. Concluding it was a picture of a buck showing the recent scar of a shed antler. A few days ago. three bucks visited, each showed fresh antler buds. The cycle begins again, and Cynthia Fraser recorded it.

A young buck bends down to graze and reveals its antler buds.

Indeed, there were three buddies each with antler buds.

Deer are a skittish lot and something spooked them.

With white tails raised, off they go.

Cynthia Fraser’s pictures are used with permission.


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5 Responses to Buddies with buds

  1. Allan Hobden says:

    ..they`high-tailed it out of there..

  2. Sheila Falle says:

    Your four photos take me right there, And now I know when the antlers begin to appear. Thank you.

  3. Della C. Fenkner says:

    Alistair, these youngsters look very thin to me. Is that typical for this time of year?

  4. Gail Frampton says:

    Those are gorgeous photos!
    Thanks for sharing them!

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