Monday, September 01, 2014

Shedding Velvet

The stags are beginning to shed the velvet covering on their antlers, exposing the hard bone. I was lucky enough to see one with the strips hanging from his antlers in the back yard Saturday. It's not something I have seen often. It is a little messy but hopefully not too gross.


  1. I wonder if it hurts them. It looks like it does, but I hope not. After all, they go through it every year. RJ found an antler that had fallen off in our woods one year. He LOVED that thing!

  2. Magnificent! Haven't seen any bucks in my area lately, but finally saw a couple fawns last week.


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