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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Snow, snow, snow, and deer combat
Winter has transformed our world in the past few days. It's barely recognizable.
We briefly saw blue sky today while K and I snowbiked the trails near my house.
But, then, the clouds leading the next storm changed the ambiance.
This evening, it's snowing again. It's beautiful.
This series of storms has surprised me. Last winter, nearly every predicted storm fizzled out. So, I ignored the weather forecasts of recent days. Now, I have trail cameras marooned on north-facing slopes that are covered in feet of snow. I have some tough snowshoe hikes ahead of me to retrieve those cameras!
Here are a few of the images that they garnered before these huge storms. One buck looked like he'd tangled with a bigger one during the rut.
Here are a few of the bigger bucks who might have done the damage to the brow and antlers of the buck above.
This buck looked curious about the camera.
And, the pure hulking strength of a huge buck was on display in this photo.
It looks as if some of our magnificent strong bucks survived hunting season!