Thursday, June 16, 2011

black-tailed deer ~ 06/16/11 ~ at home

Columbian black-tailed deer
Odocoileus hemionus columbianus

posted 07/03/11 - I had to show off this fella's impressive fuzzy rack. He hung around for a couple days, even tolerating this year's twin fawns as they frolicked around him. It seems to me the deer roam through their territory, aka our neighborhood, and stay at various places at different times. After spotting a pair of adult females without fawns on 06/25/11, I haven't seen anymore deer here for a week now.


texwisgirl said...

he's a beauty.

Joe said...

Nice shot. He looks pretty relaxed. He must be pretty tough to put up with the fawns running around ;).

Erica Lea said...

Getting back to my blog reading again - I've missed it, especially yours! Beautiful photos! He looks like he's growing out of the ground:-)

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks, twg, Joe, and Erica. I'm amazed at how big his antlers are for mid-June. Plus, I didn't know bucks would hang out with fawns. I thought there's a reason the adult males are usually separate from does and fawns. Joe, do you know?