Sunday, November 08, 2009

SNP Friday: Second Buck Encounter

A short time after leaving the nice 8pt. posted yesterday Willard & I were driving down Skyline Drive south of the meadow when a large doe leapt into a small opening along the road side. Running with the classic whitetail doe “a buck is chasing me” gait I pulled off the road and we readied the photography gear.

Soon a piebald spike hurried into the opening and then abruptly turned and stopped in the shade along the tree line.

A moment later the cause of all the commotion arrived on the scene in all of his antlered glory, one of the largest bucks I have ever encountered.

The big guy decided to cross the road quite near our position giving the opportunity for a close-up shot before plunging into the thickets on the other side.


Mel said...

Hi there!
What a great set of photographs! It is a stunning subject, absolutely beautiful!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: You and Willard got some great bucks on your trip.

Montanagirl said...

Theses are gorgeous shots and a beautiful buck!

Meggie said...

What a big boy! Great conditions for some great shots!!

Peggy said...

Wow! and Wow! He is a brute! Especially for Pennsylvania! Spotting a piebald...Bonus!