Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lip Curling Whitetails

The whitetail rut seems to have slammed to a stop this week.  This is normal; although in some years the activity continues strong up to the opening of rifle deer season, Saturday November 30th in Maryland and Monday December 2nd here in Pa.
 
The lip-curl is performed frequently by bucks during the rut as they test a doe's urine to determine her reproductive state.  The following images are a collection  of lip curls I photographed during the 2013 rut.

 







 

3 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Spectacular photos, Coy! That last one takes the prize!!

bailey-road.com said...

These are fabulous!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great Pictures!
Love them!