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Jan. 1st, 2011 | 09:49 pm
posted by: jacques_strappe in from_nature

Howdy and happy new year!

Yesterday I went out for a walk through the woods, in the same area where I found a few deer skulls in October. With the warm weather (50°F!), all the snow was melting, so I thought I'd look for some shed antlers. I followed deer trails, found bedding areas, and what do you know... I found not one, but two shed antlers!


The first antler that I found was freshly-fallen. It was next to a deer bedding area... surrounded by deer poo of course! It has three points and is pretty strong. The second antler I found is a two-pointer, and though larger than the first, it is much thinner and more weakly-looking. It was on top of the leaf litter, but was green on one side and had a few small gnaw marks -- it's from last year.

Here's the two of them together, along with a deer jaw bone I found while trying to find the match for the first antler:
 
The Day's Finds

Here's to a year of happy wanderings in nature!
 
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candychic125

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from: candychic125
date: Jan. 2nd, 2011 05:36 am (UTC)
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Cool!

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J D

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from: jacques_strappe
date: Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
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We do have lots of deer! There are many places were hunting isn't permitted and predators are few, so their population density is pretty high. We only have one species though (white-tail deer)!

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Humph

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from: spiralsheep
date: Jan. 4th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for sharing. :-)

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from: haileyohoq
date: Nov. 1st, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
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Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting

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