Tag Archives: Rutting Season

Life and Death on the Refuge

There are wonderful opportunities living on the refuge among the Key deer and to be able to witness their lives on an up close and personal level. However, all is not sweet on this island during the rut. A dying and injured buck with head and eye wounds and punctures in his body lay in […]

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The Rut

Early this morning there were two bucks fighting as a doe grazed nearby. They were seriously butting their antlers together and at one point it seemed as if they were locked together as one male nearly muscled the other onto the ground. Although mating season is over, does can get pregnant in this tropical climate […]

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