Monday, June 9, 2014

Boys of Summer

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It is not unusual to see deer in most parts of the world, but coming from an urban setting, it is always a treat for me, especially when I first arrive . I saw these four young bucks, having an afternoon snack, down below our house yesterday. They all had small fuzzy (referred to as velvet) antlers, which will grow all summer. In the Fall they will rub off all of the velvet, and have a fine, shiny, pointed rack...which will help them attract females, and battle other bucks. After the mating season, their antlers fall off, sometimes aided by the buck rubbing them against a tree...and the process starts all over again.
A (yes, fuzzy) closeup of one of the bucks antlers.


  1. Ah! You ARE in Paradise! Great photos with wonderful comments.

  2. i just don't see them here, so they'd be a treat for me, too!

  3. I would have the same felling, as I am annurban one too.
    Love to see them so close and in the wild., great photos!

  4. I can see the fuzzy antlers. Can they not see you and that's why they aren't running away or are they so used to people that they aren't scared?

    1. I didn't have to zoom in that first shot. I even got out of the car. I am thinking that they decided I was harmless?

  5. Bonjour Janey. I have meant to stop by and thank you for the kind message and encouragement you left on my blog a few days ago. I am very grateful for the response my post received. I see life is treating you (and your friends) well in CO. One of these days, I will have to go there... A bientôt. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  6. Oh my gosh....coming up on a sight like this would just take my breath away!!! Beautiful!!!