It is nearing the time of year when our Red Deer start to think about rutting. If you had asked me a few weeks a go if there would be any clashing of antlers this year, I would have said no... Look at the photo above and you can see there is still quite a size difference between our master stag Albus and his challenger Olivander.
However, Olivander has been standing up a little to Albus recently, and so who knows. He may decide to give it a go, especially if he is as feisty as his dad Eric was, or he may wimp out when Albus really starts to get going.
Either way, Albus will certainly put on a good show himself, and will be flehming, chasing and roaring as much if not more so than previous years!
I will update when more action begins to occur, but they are beginning to think about it!