January 02, 2014

Buck buttons

Buck buttons by ricmcarthur
Buck buttons, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
The proper name for where the antlers grow from is pedicle.
Not to be confused with an icicle.

This male came into the yard to eat the bird seed under our feeders. I'm not sure why his face is so white, it isn't snow.
He was very skittish and didn't actual stay long enough to eat much of anything.

When the rut is over the antlers are shed and are regrown every year.
Photo taken through theWonderful Wildlife Window.
Odocoileus virginianus)

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