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Deer: This buck and doe are just getting acquainted … I think

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:06 am in deer.

Just a little nuzzle between friends. Photo by Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, CA
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Gary:
Mating season is near!
Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, California

Mike:
“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

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