Losing velvet


Velvet is the soft downy skin that covers a deer’s antlers when they are growing. A month ago, I posted a picture of this sameĀ buck in velvet. In late summer, the velvet dries and peals, and while it does so, the antlers look quite shaggy. The velvet will soon be gone.

Early this morning, a white-tailed buck displayed velvet hanging in tatters from its antlers.

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