I have gotten back in the habit of keeping my camera in the car. I took these pictures in about 1/2 an hour the day before Fathers Day 2013. I was just across the road (and on the other side of my truck) from this Doe. My MAME Man was frustrated that I didn’t want him to walk up and pose with her, but I’ve seen way too many “When Animals Go Bad” type videos to approve of such actions.
These guys were a lot farther away. I only saw 2 Bucks to start with, but when you look again, the butt-head in the back gets more obvious. Pushmi-Pullyu Much?
I wish I had a chance to know what the “velvet” on their budding antlers feels like, but again, I’d need a tranquilizer gun to do it safely. I love that we Northerners can get so close to nature!