Deer and Antlers

After walking away from the magnificent magnolia in Bannerman Park we soon came across a new interest – the resident deer were the closest we’ve ever seen. We were both excited to see them, especially as the stag has a fine set of antlers! The stag and his hind were out in front and bringing up the rear was a fine young deer that is probably their young one, now looking much more grown-up.

Deer at Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand; 12 Sept 2018


Deer At Bannerman Park, Gore

First photo taken by Nigel.  **Click on photo to enlarge**

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These photos taken by Liz

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Stag Slideshow (3 photos), taken by Nigel

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Text by Liz, Photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

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  1. Wow. The antlers on the stag are incredible! I don’t think any of the White-tailed Deer that we have in our area have antlers like those. They remind me a bit of the images I have seen of elk in the western part of the US.

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