Lost In The Chaos of the Rut


Day by Day the Farm Girl Way...

In early October, I began to see signs of the rut beginning in our part of the woodlands. Where the usual deer sighting had been limited to does and fawns (mostly Daisy and her little herd), it became quite common to observe a few very young bucks roaming the area just below the slope. Often, a low grunting noise accompanied the sighting of a buck with his nose to the ground, in search of a doe. I saw Daisy or Spirit being chased many times, attempting to get away from the unwanted attention of these love-struck, one- and two-year-old bucks. Whitetail does are not interested in a buck until they are in estrus, and only then do they decide they are ready to mate – but that does not stop the boys from trying!

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Dancer is just a week old, hidden in the iris beds. Dancer is just a week old, hidden in the iris beds.

At times, it appeared that Daisy and Spirit almost seemed…

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