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