Deer: This buck and doe are just getting acquainted … I think
Just a little nuzzle between friends. Photo by Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, CA
Mating season is near!
Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, California
“Rut,” or mating season for these black-tailed deer takes place in mid to late fall here in Northern California. The gestation period is 6-7 months and they give birth from April to June. Looks to me like these two are just getting acquainted. /Gary
About Gary Bogue
My name’s Gary Bogue. Animals have always been a big part of my life. From the spiders I collected as a preschooler, to the boa constrictor my parents gave me one Christmas when I was in high school, to the orphaned mountain lions, eagles, otters, hummingbirds, bears, and other wild creatures I helped raise and [...]more →