Sunday, 17 October 2010
Red Deer Rut
Early yesterday morning Alife decided to challenge Eric for control of the herd. They were heard clashing antlers during the night before, but only lasted till around half nine in the morning. Both of them seemed very weary and tired, unsurprisingly, and although a little bloody Eric came out on top. Alfie spent the rest of the weekend sulking away from the main group.
Alfie is a big stag now, and in size more than a match for Eric, but maybe confidence, skill, antlers are lacking a bit. All that will come with time. Maybe he will have another little go this year but if not I am sure he will really challenge for master stag next Autumn.
Below is a video of some of the action.