What the Buck?!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Deadbear77, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    FD9FFCE2-6873-4E20-B6FB-29F930A15D49. 4FD1F38D-B7E0-42C6-82AD-FB0A86F99DA3. A7D5F78E-4ABD-4CC5-91AC-01E57E1BA748. 205685A7-A6B9-4727-AFA5-25E709A5D86A. 720EBC8A-5F48-47AB-B6B7-711632C64513. looked into my backyard this morning and saw this guy. He has a bum leg . I️ went out and bought him a bag of apples and fed him. He has been here all day. I’ll check on him tomorrow.

    All taken with the A7rii and 135mm f2
     
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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Good that you're trying to help him out...as you know, rut fighting is in full swing in the states right now...his neck is all swollen up from fighting/pushing...leg may have been injured in a shoving match with another buck or something, no telling...water would be good to set out for him too if he's still there.
     
  3. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Yep front foot is swelled up. Have a bowl out there too.
     
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  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Hope it's not busted.
     
  5. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin

    It may be... I’m going to check on him in the morning. If i make a call, for sure they will just come and put him down. Don’t really want that to happen so I’ll try my best to keep him fed and watered till he gets stronger.
     
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  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Nicely captured
     
  7. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    A handsome guy for all that.
    Hope he makes it through winter.

    I have a soft spot for our local Roe Deer herd.
    We had a local Roe Deer whose front foot was completely missing.
    It was kinda funny (in a sorrowful way) to see him walk as his leg didn't reach the ground, but boy could he run.
    Don't know if he was born this way or the result of an accident.
    I tend to think he was born that way as with Roe Deer, any major injury and they die of shock.
    Not sure how old he was but I had seen him around here for 5 years so he was at least 6 or maybe even 7.
     
  8. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Well he is not in the yard this morning. Hopefully he is doing well.
     
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