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Monday, July 29, 2013

The Bucks Stop here...

This morning I was getting ready for my walk and happened to look out the window as I was tying my shoes...
There were 6 buck deer having breakfast at the feeder...

I have never seen this many buck deer, each with a gorgeous rack of antlers, hanging out together.  
 All of their antlers appeared to still be in the "growing" stage...  it's a little too early for rut season and all the antlers seem to be "velvet".

Look at this one...
I've seen a lot of deer in the wild but never in my life have I seen a buck with a rack of antlers this big.
I had to Google how to rate the points on a buck, and as nearly as I can tell, this guy has at least 8 points on each side...  maybe 9.  

The whole herd was just majestic!

He has his summer colors... nice and bright. 

I wonder if kings carry this much weight on their heads when wearing their crowns?

Another view of Mr. Big Rack

Look how wide this rack is...

What a pose!


Must be time to go...

And off they went...

I took all but the last two photos from the window of our motorhome.  Guess it's time to put my motion sensor game camera out and see what else hangs out at the feeders.

That's All For Today!

16 comments:

  1. Great looking bucks! We have deer living behind us, maybe it is time for a feeder:)

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  2. Oh, they are beautiful!! Now this kind of shooting deer, I like -- with a camera! :-) How lucky to see so many gorgeous guys in one place!

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  3. I am wowed. I see buck often, singly, generally crossing the road. I am thinking how our road guys would covet that rack. It's a contest between them, who can find the biggest one each year. The best year: His is biggest, but he found it on my land!

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  4. Beautiful pictures of beautiful animals. They are so majestic and to see that many all at one time - WOW!!

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  5. It's worth more than a buck to see a sight like that!

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  6. These are awesome photos. How exciting to look out and see that gathering. What a great photo op.

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  7. Wonderful photos of some awesome bucks! They're just so beautiful. I hope they don't get caught out in the open during hunting season.

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  8. They are absolutely gorgeous, you must have been so excited! Imagine if you hadn't looked out the window, you would have missed them all. Never have I seen such beautiful bucks with such antlers. Wow! Thanks for posting so many photos of them. :)

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  9. They certainly knew you were watching them. Beautiful critters. Here we call the bucks with big racks ..horseshoes.

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  10. Oh. My. Goodness. That is an unbelievable gathering there. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us! They are beautiful animals.

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  11. I wonder if kings carry this much weight on their heads when wearing their crowns?

    HAhaaaaa... now THAT's a good ponder... what a beautiful gathering... and outside your window... !

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  12. The are wonderful!! Look to be in really good shape too! Great pictures....

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  13. Wow! Those are some of the best Deer photos I've ever seen on a blog! Well done.

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  14. Wow, what a bonanza! You got some great shots there.

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  15. Some really great and classic poses, Sharon. All we ever see around our feeders are birds, so really enjoyed your wildlife.

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