This fellow stopped by one evening a few weeks ago. He'd lost one of his antlers (I'd love to find it in the yard, but no luck so far). He wasn't hungry; just wandering, maybe looking for a place to bed down. He didn't seem to mind posing for the camera.
Eventually he wandered down the hill a bit, and a friend joined him.
I guess losing one antler at a time isn't all that uncommon for
mule deer, though it was the first time I'd seen it. I wonder if their
heads feel unbalanced.
Meanwhile, spring has really sprung -- I put a hummingbird feeder out yesterday, and today we got our first customer, a male broad-tailed hummer who seemed quite happy with the fare here. I hope he stays around!
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