Three Stags

I just love living at Jeeralang. Every day there is something new or wonderful to see, sometimes several. On our evening walks we often see some deer. Usually I only have my phone, so I have lots of lousy shots of them. This evening I had my new camera. I had thought until recently that they were all does, but they have now all grown fine sets of antlers, particularly the dark coloured one. Could he be a sambar cross, do you suppose? One of them left us an antler some time back. I couldn’t get any closer than this because of the Jack Russells who would have chased them away. They certainly are in beautiful condition.

One Stag…

Two Stags…

Three Stags:

I even managed to get some video of them, but I needed a tripod such as this: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/4-gram-string-reverse-tripod/

Still, here it is: https://youtu.be/bAJaGd7LuFM

PS: I have found over the years that the two most common groups of deer (sambar or otherwise) I encounter in the bush are family groups comprising a mature stag, a few does and their young  – some of them as old as spikers, or groups of stags like this which have been driven away from the hinds and flock together for company. I have seen as many as seven in one group, usually at the heads of gullies.

See Also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/ultralight-camera/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/must-take-a-gun-with-us/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/how-green-is-my-valley/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/hidden-worlds-nocturnal-ants/

 

 

4 Responses

  1. Trevor Mustey

    Awesome young Bucks” I can’t say I’ve heard of Sambar crossing with Fallow deer, I know that Sambar cross with Rusa to produce Sambusa and dark colouring is fairly common in Fallow so that’s my guess??, I wonder where his daddy is? I bet he’s a beauty!!.

    • admin

      Guess so. Interesting colour variations though. Guess dad’snot far away!

  2. Tim

    I just want to say thanks very much once again! I keep coming back to your blog from time to time and always find something inspiring here!

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