You might notice that I took down part of our fence. This lets us see down into the meadow from the kitchen window. It's really opened up the space.
I'm wondering if a single fawn lost its momma, because hubby saw a small loner being chased and tracked by the 8-point buck this morning. Lacking name tags, we can only ID them from their male antlers and their behaviour. The does, of course, do not have antlers. They are used in fighting for territory with other bucks.
When I say fawn, I mean the babies born only last May or so. Their spots are gone, and they are visibly smaller than the adults, depending upon their eating over the summer. The lone fawn is in the last photo in this set, beside the shed!
The buck was after Daisy yesterday. That's a switch, since she usually stands up to the deer and they back off. All 7 pounds of her!
I'm having trouble uploading iMovie videos. I'm so frustrated! I think I need an upgraded computer. I created a screen shot of our newest visitor. Their antlers fall off in December or January, when food is scarce, and grow back next year! Caitlin named him Pickle Stabber! These are screen grabs from the videos.
Then there is the 8-point buck.
buck Nov 23 15 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Here are the deer sheds I collected last year. We had a skiff of snow last night, but not much. I ended up finding 5 antlers in 2014. And one of the bucks from 2014. We called this guy Sir!