#Project365; Day 160. Bloodied Antlers.

Another from Petworth Park yesterday, which is home to one of the oldest and largest herds of fallow deer in England. I was a bit shocked to see this buck’s bloodied, tattered antlers, but apparently this is the time of year when they rub off the vascular velvet coating that has nourished the rapid growth of these extraordinary appendages. Once the hard bone of the antlers is exposed, they’ll be ready to clash antlers in the rut; the annual show of strength and bravado that gets the girls. 😉

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#Project365; Day 159. Drizzly Petworth Park.

#Surrey365; Day 158. Leith Hill.

I didn’t have my camera, for various reasons, so this a phone one.

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