Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Odd Couple



It's pretty rare to see a buck with a fawn. Most of the time, females with young ones will avoid bucks altogether because bucks normally don't socialize with females and fawns until rutting season. I believe this teenage "drifter" is establishing territory that overlaps the matriarch mother's. Just off the frame, 3 adult females grazed without stress from the presence of this strapping young buck. The fawn romped happily through the tall grasses, looking for someone to play with...

5 comments:

Shellmo said...

You captured beautiful shots of them! Interesting to see them hanging out together.

The Birdlady said...

What a great sighting! The photos are beautiful.

Bird Girl said...

Wow! What gorgeous pictures!!! I LOVE them! I've had a chance to observe the same deer in a particular area and I this is not as unusual as you think. I would bet that this buck and fawn have the same mother. Last year's fawn is this year's buck and they often travel with mom and the new kids for a while (just can't get rid of these boys!!! - haha)

jalynn01 said...

Love the fawn and the buck is gorgeous. His rack looks so perfect! I too have observed this at times, when you see a buck with a fawn, maybe as bird girl says they have the same mother.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I never tire of seeing these beautiful creatures.

The owls below are amazing. Two birds with one stone..er, click;) Sorry couldn't resist that.

Wonderful site.
Marnie