Spike Buck

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Spike Buck, Columbian Blacktail Deer in pen and ink.

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I took these shots one rainy day last deer season. This little spike was very curious about Mary and me.

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Deerbrush is one of their main food sources here. Their favorite is acorns.

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A second tiny spike buck was feeding alongside the first. Bucks with a single spike and does aren’t legal to take in California.

 

 

32 thoughts on “Spike Buck

  1. ‘let me know what you think!”? – i opened this in the morning and left it on the screen and am just getting back to comment.. it’s sensitive and lovely, and you captured that unique posture w/the ears – it’s cautious and curious and ready to flee at any moment.. yet it was quite happy posing for you!

    z

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    • What a nice thing to have one of my pen and inks on a computer screen all day in Ecuador!
      Thank you for your description. I think you sized him up right. He was fearful and curious, but curious enough to not run away. Plus they didn’t want to leave their good feeding spot. I was glad they posed so well, because the rain kept fogging up the lens and I had to keep wiping it off.

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  2. Beautiful and I love how you were minimal in drawing the branches leaving the ones that echo the horns on the deer.
    On a point of interest, on our news today deer have been helping themselves to the roses growing in the crematorium, to the extent that they are having to grass over the ‘garden’

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