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Start of rutting season πŸ’šπŸ§‘

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Handsome fella :) Great picture BB8

Blackbird8 in reply to Bkin

Many thanks Bkin hes beautiful πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’š

Just look at him! Mr Cool. Lovely photo, thank you Bb8. XxxπŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œ

Blackbird8 in reply to sassy59

Thankyou lovley lady hes a proper man πŸ’šπŸ’›

sassy59 in reply to Blackbird8


Wow now they are proper antlers! I wouldn't want to argue with him. Lol

Blackbird8 in reply to Davegt

They were mammoth I didn't argue just said hi πŸ’šπŸ§‘

Davegt in reply to Blackbird8

Ha. So brave. πŸ˜‰

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.

Ergendl in reply to SORRELHIPPO

I saw the same in nearby Dunham Massey park. Amazed more incidents don't happen , but maybe we just don't hear about them.


Very majestic so very beautiful. Have a good night and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack πŸ• xxxx

Blackbird8 in reply to Damon1864

Thankyou Bernadette πŸ§‘πŸ’šπŸ’›

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

Blackbird8 in reply to leo60

Your so welcome what a story and a great memory you shared with us πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ§‘

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 πŸ˜‘

JerryMaren in reply to Caspiana

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

Caspiana in reply to JerryMaren

Ohhhh.... Thank you Charlotte. I didn't know that. xx πŸ˜„πŸ‘‹

Blackbird8 in reply to Caspiana

Rutting season begins early autumn.

The stags challenge each other using their horns with the intention of taking control .

They then mate with as many females as possible and take control of the herd as they follow him around 🧑


Blackbird8 in reply to Biofreak

Thankyou he is that πŸ’š

What a handsome beast and a great photo

Thank you, keeps me connected with the countryside.


Blackbird8 in reply to judes

Thankyou Judes I'm glad to help πŸ’šπŸ’›

Beautiful creature x

Blackbird8 in reply to Daisy55

Agreed 🧑

Love the pic. I quite often go to Richmond Park just to look at the deer.

Blackbird8 in reply to Cade1

They are amazing creatures 🧑

Majestic is so right, what a beautiful creature x

Blackbird8 in reply to Izb1

He is that very much so πŸ’š

Wow how handsome is he ?!!! Great shot BB X

Oh it's for you lovley πŸ§‘πŸ’›

Aww he’s awesome. So majestic. Thanks. I’ll see if I can save him. Xx

Oh Blackbird8 you are treating us with this beautiful photograph πŸ“Έ 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 😁

I'd say you are right. I would rather take your word than wade through all the www stuff. I am not a computer fan sometimes, lolπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.


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.

Blackbird8 in reply to Mooka

In the distance yes I would advise anyone to steer clear at rutting season πŸ’›πŸ§‘

He is beautiful.

Couldn't agree more πŸ§‘πŸ’›

He's a beauty, great close up shot x x

Blackbird8 in reply to Shirleyj

Thankyou but zoom lense not too close πŸ’›πŸ§‘

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.

Blackbird8 in reply to Alberta56

Ah memories πŸ§‘πŸ’›

Those antlers ! Great photo.

Do these deer keep their antlers or renew them every year?

JerryMaren in reply to Jaybird19

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 πŸ˜‚

Blackbird8 in reply to Jaybird19

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 πŸ’›

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