We don't have any other large bucks that we've seen, and Tigger really was comfortable with us when he was a fawn. There are a couple of younger, smaller ones, but he walks about as if he owns the place!
2010He'd bound up in the yard, the others hovering in the forest behind him. We called him Tigger since he bounced with glee!
I captured him with his wee antler buds the 2nd summer. I surprised him on Ollie's Lot. He was nonplussed. It had to be Tigger!
Our cat, Ollie, and I would go forest walkies in the meadow. As Tigger got older, and didn't hang out with mom anymore, he'd follow me an' Ollie on our forest walks, his brother tailing behind in the forest. I could hear his brother, but he kept his distance.
2012Then, he'd hang out with the females in our winter yard. I presume he was with his litter mates, aunts and mom. This is unusual, since the males and females don't hang out together in their winter yards. They end up in gender-segregated groups once the rut is over and the frolicking is done!
2013Next, we'd see him with his bro, having lost one antler.
2016In August, I came across our boy, again. His antlers were growing nicely.
Much to my surprise, I peeked out the front door Nov. 24th and saw him. I prepared the camera, and flicked on the spotlight. He didn't get spooked. Ambled over to the bird bath, and ambled off like he owned the place.
This morning, hubby was eating his breakfast staring out the kitchen window, and there he was.