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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.