That male buck is still in Velvet!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

 

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. 

deer

 

Grandpa forgot how often little ones say WHY!

 

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes
Metro Brokers Marina Square
Denver, Colorado
HammHomes@ymail.com
303-358-1147

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Thanks, Will, for sharing your experience and your photograph.  Grandfathers are expected to tell it as it is and are always reliable sources of wisdom.

August 13, 2012 07:10 AM
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Belinda Spillman
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Will,  That is a great picture.  It looks like the antlers are coated with frost.  What a great grand dad you are to answer all the "why's".

August 13, 2012 07:22 AM
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Kristin Hamilton
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Hi Will,

Great photo and I agree with Belinda...you are a great granddad as those why questions can be difficult and hard to maintain your cool. I am sure these will be special moments and he will probably have a love for animals.

August 13, 2012 09:33 AM
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What a fantastic photo!!!! I did not know that male deer had fur on their antlers when they are young. But then the only deer I have ever seen is the little Florida deer. 

As for grandchildren asking WHY to everything, I can certainly relate to that since my granddaughter is 5!!!

August 13, 2012 10:59 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Beautiful buck Will! Hope he continues to live and thrive in the wild. Hunting Season is slowly approaching however...

August 13, 2012 12:46 PM
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How do you explain it to a 40 year old?  LOL I just went on google and looked it up because of your post Will!  Please forgive my ignorant city ways.  Great pic and thanks for sharing!

August 13, 2012 04:04 PM
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What a great photo! I grew up with a family of hunters and I never knew about the fuzz either! Learn something new everyday :)

August 13, 2012 05:11 PM
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Will, You have captured an incredible creature. What a rack!

August 13, 2012 06:38 PM
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Mike Warren
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Great shot Will. Yeah, kids at that age has a favorite word and that is "why?" Thanks for sharing it.

August 13, 2012 07:15 PM
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That sounds like an entertaining conversation, Will.  What a great picture.  We don't see to many around here with the velvet on, but they're around.  

August 13, 2012 07:33 PM
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Ah yes, WHY? WHY? WHY? --- let's never forget why this question is so important.  

August 13, 2012 09:25 PM
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Hi Will, That is a great photo for sure. I am sure the 3 year old will also appreciate it one day.
August 13, 2012 10:34 PM
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Why? did you forget that. LOL.  I forgot it too.  Another wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing.

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