Feeling frisky

A light snow yesterday morning brought the local deer herd by the backyard to clean up all the spills under the bird feeders.  First, a small group of does wandered through the yard, and then a couple of young bucks, who were too cool to feed on fallen bird seed but felt frisky enough to put on a shoving match instead.

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“Big brother” shoved “little brother” (no doubt they are completely unrelated) several feet, repeatedly bumping heads.

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Kind of unfair that one young buck has antlers and the other doesn’t in this shoving match. But ouch, this looks like a good way to get your eye poked by an antler tip.

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Junior has had enough of this.

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Completely disinterested in each other now, they went their separate ways. It must be lonely being a young buck in the winter… nobody to hang out with.

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