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.
“Big brother” shoved “little brother” (no doubt they are completely unrelated) several feet, repeatedly bumping heads.
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.
Junior has had enough of this.
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.