Thursday, May 12, 2011

Young Bucks

In the summer, the does bring their fawns out at dusk into the pasture.
So when I snapped these deer a few days ago,
I assumed it was a doe with last her yearlings.

Glancing at the photos, I noticed that one was a young buck.

When I looked further, I noticed all of them were bucks.
 Here's a close-up of the antler buds.
It is obviously an older male with 2 younger bucks.
I'd heard the bachelors hang together, 
but was surprised they aren't being more secretive as bucks normally are.
I wonder if they are related?

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