"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
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"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Sunday, October 23, 2011

No Beaver Today But The Deer Were Moving...

I started out this morning hoping to photograph one of the beavers that reside in our local stream.  I failed to see one but I did see evidence that they are still about.  This gnawed branch was a beavers meal not too long ago...


Things got a little better when I changed my focus to the local deer population...



Not all of these bucks were photographed today but I thought it was interesting to note the difference in their antlers...

First a little "button buck"...


An 18 month old four point...

The left antler on this buck is growing down the side of his head...


This mature buck would be considered a trophy by almost any hunter...


That is until they saw this even larger one...


This buck is sneaking along a creek keeping under cover.  He must know that hunting season is in...


Or maybe he is frightened by the scarecrow...


The leaves are beginning to change, and fall, making the woods more colorful...


And the squirrels are scampering about gathering nuts for the cold weather to come...


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2 comments:

  1. Now, that's amonster buck! They are definately on the move this time of year. Unfortunately, I have seen many dead along the road the past week.

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  2. The down tine is quite interesting but the monster buck is a show stopper.

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