Thursday

Strange Deer Hunters Find


There are secrets in the world. 

Secrets we would probably never see if it weren't for hunters and photographers.  


Like coyotes who are part dog.

Strangely colored giraffes.
Sea slugs that look like candy.
Polar bears that hug sled dogs.

But in the woods near you, there lurk deer like you've never seen before.  


See the two deer at the top of this page?  The one on the right is a big beautiful buck.


The one on the left is a buck with some amazing antlers. His antlers are called "nontypical".


They look almost....melted. But deer antlers can be even more bizarre. Let's look at some nontypical deer, both on the hoof and, ahem, on the wall.  


Just to make sure we all know what a normal whitetail deer looks like, I've added one on the chart below.  So let's compare a normal whitetail to some nontyps: 







Hard to believe, isn't it?  

Now let's compare a normal mule deer to... uh...other mule deer:

These guys are incredible. 

And of course you've got to see the top five nontypical bucks ever! 





 Just FYI, the blacktail deer above are a type of mule deer.

But, you ask, are there nontyp deer in art? You bet:


I like the way his antlers connect together in the middle, though as far as I know that's not possible in real life :)

If you want to see more nontypical deer, you can visit here (a clean and trusty website) and click on the yearly calendars... there are some amazing photos that I wasn't able to put on my blog.  

And leave me a comment!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My two sons and I have enjoyed reading your blog for two years now. We have all learned so much from you, and have been inspired to worship God as we learn about His amazing creations! Thank you for this wonderful blog. Jessica, Daniel, and David from Ireland

I Spy Animals said...

Thank you for your comment... I love writing about the glorious creatures in our world, and I'm so glad you like reading about them!

Romilda Gareth said...

Thanks

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