Friday, January 4, 2013

Butt Sniffing

The perpetual gray skies for the last couple of days finally cleared today.  I had hoped to get out but already had a vet appointment for Ali's yearly physical and vaccinations scheduled for today followed by a bath and nail trim appointment.  After a couple of days of flu like symptoms I just didn't have the energy to do much else and didn't want to go out and get chilled.

I got a good laugh when I went out to get the trail camera today.  I am not sure what is up with the bucks and their butt sniffing.  It happened on two different nights with four different deer.  If it was male/female it wouldn't surprise me but the action seems strictly a thing with the bucks.  Needless to say, the closeness was not tolerated.

I was glad to see them show back up after not coming around for about a week.  I think all the fireworks on New Year's Eve spooked them.

I have been trying to watch to see when they finally lose their antlers.  A gentleman showed me some jewelry he made by cutting and polishing the antlers.  It almost looks like ivory.  I guess if I would be lucky enough to find the antlers in the woods I would be hesitant to cut them though.
Hopefully I will feel like getting tomorrow.  Cabin fever is setting in.

1 comment:

Woodduck said...

Shed hunting is a lot of fun. I have several. They sell antler sheds, now; for dogs to chew. Saw some in an Ace Hardware the other day.