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Just look at him! Mr Cool. Lovely photo, thank you Bb8. Xxx💜❤️💜
Wow now they are proper antlers! I wouldn't want to argue with him. Lol
I have spent well over 30 years living the West side of London, so spent much time in Bushey Park and Richmond Park, I love watching the deer. Also love watching idiot parents who say to small children (especially in the rutting season) " do go and give this bread to the lovely deer over there". No understanding of what "wild" means, in connection with large animals.
Very majestic so very beautiful. Have a good night and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxx
They are the most majestic creatures. I used to ride in a deer park that was used by Massey Ferguson to train their foreign drivers, as I was on a horse they would ignore us and we could get really close to them. I certainly would not want to be close to them in any other way, especially at this time of year xx Thank you BB for such a wonderful picture xx
Fantastic beast and so relaxed. Amazing photo.
Absolutely amazing pic!!
Oh. Wow. 😎What a great photo. Thank you for sharing 😊
Oh he is absolutely gorgeous and looking at you as if to say, hello. I'm sorry but what is cutting season please? xx 😑
Rutting seasons wen the boys fite using there antlers and who ever wins get 2 b like the top male and do all the mating with the girls
Ohhhh.... Thank you Charlotte. I didn't know that. xx 😄👋
What a handsome beast and a great photo
Thank you, keeps me connected with the countryside.
Love the pic. I quite often go to Richmond Park just to look at the deer.
Majestic is so right, what a beautiful creature x
Wow how handsome is he ?!!! Great shot BB X
Oh Blackbird8 you are treating us with this beautiful photograph 📸 of the Stag with his antlers sticking out with pride and telling his rivals that he means business! 🦌 I can't get over the height of those antlers-they look enormous and would put up a good battle. Is it called "locking horns"? Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy your Sunday . 🐿🌈x
Thankyou yes locking horns is the terminology used ..
Excusing my ignorance , I'm still amazed at their antlers, how magnificent they are and how majestic they look! Are they bone as in the same bones in their bodies or are they the same as hair? (I'm wanting to use the Just wondered if you knew)? 🐿🌈
I'm not so much educated on them...but I think the antlers are made up of bone similar to the hoof like overgrown keloid which is how they shed and regrow ..
so would certainly not be the same as the skeletal bones but I dont know if I'm 100% on my assumption 😁
Wow great pic of a beautiful animal. Have you seen them rutting? I spend a lot of time in Thetford forest but have never seen a deer as handsome as this one.
He's a beauty, great close up shot x x
Hi Blackbird. Beautiful photo. He's much handsomer than the deer we get round here. What antlers.
When I was a kid we fed the deer in Richmond Park. They came scrounging round our picnic. Seemed quite friendly.
Those antlers ! Great photo.
Do these deer keep their antlers or renew them every year?
There antlers fall of in spring usully and they grow them back but there covered in velvet then just befor rutting season so like September ish the velvet comes of and theyr ready. Hope that makes sense 😂
Thankyou the antlers are shed yearly very early spring sometimes before as it gets warm here quite early...they grow back in time for rutting season which begins in early autumn...
They antlers are made up bone similar to the hoof like fingernails that's why they grow back so quick very thick and woody like a keloid skin scar 💛
Its a lot of growth in a short time
so handsome I used to live in a Leicestershire village called Shepshed and a few miles up the road was Bradgate Park and yo could walk through it was full of 🦌 and was a realy lovely place to visit 🐾🐾
what a beautiful picture, we have loads of deer near where I live in Richmond. Does anyone remember "Fenton"
Oh that is beautiful! Thanks Blackbird8 x