Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Young Buck

The two bucks that have hung around together all Summer have, apparently, split up.  I call this guy "The Dark One" because his nose, and the outline of his tail has dark hair.  The other buck doesn't have this.  The antlers look grown in, but they are still covered with peach fuzz.  It looks like these two are not the same ones as the fawns I saw a couple of years ago, because this guy has spike antlers.  Only one of the two antlers has a branch, so he is probably a young guy.  He's also thin, which especially worries me this time of the year.  Probably a result of the moderate drought we suffered through all Summer.  Now that the rains have come, and things are growing again, I hope he puts on a little weight before Winter.
Ahhhhh, food!

What's that!?
You won't eat me, will you Mr. Squirrel?
Hmmm, the birds eat this, maybe I could eat it too.
Eat up, young fellow.  Get fat and healthy and learn to run and hide from us humans.  I want to see you back here, after hunting season is over. 

18 comments:

Sharon said...

Great pictures! Yes, he does look on the lean side, do deer get worms?

Madi and Mom said...

WOW absolutely stunning pictures...you have the best veiw in the world.
Hugs Madi and Mom

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful!

willowhousechronicles said...

Oh, lovely. What a handsome young buck. I hope he fattens up and survives hunting season too. I'll keep my fingers crossed for him. People are mad for hunting around here. I know deer can cause a lot of damage, but I can't imagine wanting to kill such a beauty, especially not just for 'fun'.

missing moments said...

He does look a bit thin. Sigh ... I hate hunting season. I know it's a necessity but still hate it.

A Quiet Corner said...

I give the deer names as well and always pray they will return...:)JP

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh.... he does have a dark strip running up his nose.

Great pictures!! I miss living where we could see all the wild life.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Louise -- Your caring for our precious wild ones comes through in your blog. I am so glad that there are people like you out in this crazy world -- barbara

Samantha said...

Handsome young man!

Vicki Lane said...

So pretty -- his kin have eaten up all my okra. They keep a low profile and s\don't come out till it's dark.

Janet said...

Oh ! he`s beautiful-hope he fattens up a bit for winter.

Gary said...

Gret shots of him!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

My Life And Everythng InBetween said...

Great pictures! Sooo cute!

Louise said...

Welcome to My Life And Everything InBetween! I tried to find your blog, so that I could welcome you properly, but had no luck. So, I hope that you see this, that you enjoyed your stay, and that you come back soon.

Dar said...

Your yearling buck is looking OK. It's getting to be that time of the year when the big boys are pushing the little guys around for the best eats...drought does not help. I'll bet he loves your green lawn and the seeds tho. The deer keep my feeders empty if the birds and squirrels do not clean up the days supply.
He will grow, and next year he will be a proud Papa already. Great portraits.
BlessYourHeart

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Nice pics of him... yeah! i think he is a little bit thin. I remember attending a party a month ago, as soon as I enter the room, my friend's mom told my friend, "Why is your friend so boney?"

you are a very caring person Lousie. i like that!

JJRod'z

Terry said...

He looks thin to me too, but he's found the perfect place to fatten up.

Tina said...

Wow you are so lucky to have all this wildlife in your own backyard.