It's not very often that we see large animal wildlife around here long enough to even bother to stop and take photos. They're usually too far away, or moving waaaay to quickly ... or both. So today when I saw this buck in the pasture, I was quite pleased that he stuck around long enough for photos. He was aware of me, but didn't seem all that concerned that I was there.
His left eye looked a bit swollen and scarred, and his horns weren't very spectacular. I could see where they had started to fork, but clearly they weren't very long and they weren't symmetrical, that's for sure.
At one point, he got up, trotted about 30 feet and turned to look at me. Not once did he raise his tail and display is white hiney. And apparently when he saw I wasn't going to leave, or chase after him, he returned to lay by the cactus.
And that was when my eye caught a flicker of something else just beyond the cactus. It was the ears of another deer ... a LADY deer! No wonder he was so interested in the cactus, and soooo NOT interested in me!
I stayed to watch them for a good long while. This was as exciting as it got... a mid-day nap in the sunshine. Well, at least one of them was thinking about napping... *grin*
PS: I made these photos slightly larger than my usual photos, so when you click on them you can get a larger view. Enjoy!