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Friday, November 14, 2014

Mid-November Rut

One of the most interesting things about November is that one can never know what might be seen, or in this case, almost not seen...


The excitement of observing a group of does, running from the woods into a field, not knowing if they are being chased by a trophy buck...



or an overly ambitious young spike buck...



I wonder if the term "chasing tail" got its start during the rut...


With all of the chasing that takes place, some of the bucks have to get lucky once in a while...

 

I watched this pair mate five times before they moved on...


Many spend years in the outdoors and never get to witness this private moment.

As always, thanks for visiting, be well, and stop back soon.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you have been seeing a lot of action. It is good here with some nice bucks, but no monsters have shown up yet. I never thought about the chasing tail thing before, but it may well have come from the bucks chasing the does.

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