A few more shots of Big Eddy. Given his stature and the couple of brief periods she had him in sight, he gets a bit more coverage. Not the best of backgrounds, but if one looks closely (Ctrl + Keys), the extra points on his high right side show up. He was about 120 yds out, so it's taken some cropping to bring things in a little closer. He and his lady friend spent most of their time in a teasel patch. Sort of a thistle like plant, and they're extremely fond of the withered leaves in the fall. Nothing eats the tops or stems.
Sort of has the oft mentioned "you owe me money" look
A last look with one of his lady friends in the background.
Probably the largest conventional 4by in the neighborhood. Took several trips out to find him within a reasonable range. Doesn't look very old, so maybe some improvement as he ages. Notches on the bottom of each ear might be an identifying characteristic.
Next, a couple of "twice in one's lifetime" shots. About 5 years back there was a black doe in the neighborhood for a couple seasons not to be seen subsequently. Thoughts were never again, but this year a black fawn appeared. A sibling to its right, mom and her suitor to the left.
Blackie was the product of a twin birthing, with its brother displaying a rather unique rear end for a mule deer. Should be easy to track if it makes it through a few seasons. A typical tail is evident in some of the other images here.
Last, a little closer look.
The best of Thanksgivings to all, and will add some more tomorrow.