There have been a couple of developments in the deer situation in our neighborhood.
In this post from a few weeks ago, photos from our game camera showed just the beginning little knobs of antlers on the local black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) bucks. Take a look at them now, just a few weeks later. They have grown significantly. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, antlers are the fastest growing tissue in any mammal.
Now, take a look at this video clip below, also taken by the automatic game camera. Compare it to the photos in this post from just a few weeks ago. Back then, we speculated that one of our doe neighbors may be pregnant. And sure enough, I'd say the doe trotting away from the camera definitely has a bun or two in the oven, so to speak.
Perhaps in another month or two we will have a spotted fawn or two to gaze at, and a full set of antlers on these bucks. We will keep you posted.