Okay so this is old news but on Midsummer’s Day we paid a visit to Richmond Park to see how the deer were getting on.
It wasn’t long before we found a herd of red deer. The deer are quite chilled at the moment because the mating season does not kick in until later in the year when things start to get a little more unpredictable and potentially dangerous as we found out back in October 2011
If you click to enlarge the photo above you can see that the deer with his head turned to the left has the beginning of a pair of antlers growing from his skull. By October these will be bloody enormous and he will be using them to fight with other stags for possession of these lovely ladies.
Here he is again on the left.
We also got to see some of the park’s shyer fallow deer. They made a dash through the red deer herd,
and over the road to hide in the undergrowth.
As you can see the stags have the beginnings of antlers, although they seem a touch more developed than those of the red deer.
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