Monday, July 20, 2009

Some more Velvet Bucks

This big guy stays a pretty good distance away from any source of danger while his antlers are so fragile. Most bucks take shelter in high grassy fields instead of timber so as to not damage them while they are still soft. In about August or early September, the testosterone filled blood pumping through the tissue will cease, and the antlers will harden.



5 comments:

Denise said...

Fantastic photographs, and I learned a little something. Thank you!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a gorgeous animal.
Blessings,Ruth

NatureStop said...

Great captures!

Eve said...

Beautiful Hannibal!

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