That male buck is still in Velvet!
How do you explain to a three year old about why deer have fuzz on their antlers? Needless to say, I guess he never saw one up close in Ohio that had velvet on their antlers this time of year.
Of course, I explained that this happens to all deer this time of year when they are re-growing there antlers. That started another discussion. We talked about buck scraps on tree and I finally decided, it is too early to explain all the details about this.
I am sure his dad will give him more information when he turns 12 and can go hunting. In the mean time, just look at the picture.
Grandpa forgot how often little ones say WHY!