Sunday, August 23, 2009

Down for the Count?

Usually when a buck is seen in this position it means that he has met his end but that was not the case in this instance.

After bedding in the meadow this fellow began laying his head down in the grass and rolling it side to side. As the flies were particularly bad that evening I think that he was using the grass to shoo the flies away from his face and velvet covered antlers.

Although he may look like his day is past this nice buck is very much alive and well.


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I often wonder how the animals can stand all the bugs and flies.I have enjoyed your recent deer pictures,showing their activities.

Chris said...

Well he was probably bathing in the grass :-) Beautiful shot!

photowannabe said...

Glad to hear he's alive and kicking.
Flies can drive me crazy too.

Montanagirl said...

Oh, I was glad to hear he had not met his demise! He's such a pretty color.

imac said...

So pleased to hear that Coy.Nice shot.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: What a neat shot.