Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Stags in Velvet.

The local Red Deer stags are beginning to sport their bright summer coats together with their new seasonal antlers which will be fully formed by mid to end of July.

Each antler grows from an attachment point on the skull called a pedicle and and grows faster than any other mammal bone. While in growth it is covered by highly vascular skin called velvet. 

Linking to:
Saturday's Critters
Nature Notes
Through My Lens 


  1. Great shots, Frank.
    Thank you for visiting at the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

  2. Hello, Frank! Awesome captures of the Red Deer. They are handsome! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  3. Gorgeous photos of these beautiful animals!

  4. Great photos, what a handsome creature.


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