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.