Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Palmated Antler Buck

Got some infrared pics of this unusual buck at the mountain pond last week. The palmated antlers is a first for me in this area and none of my buddies recall ever seeing one either. Judging from the body size I'm guessing this is a 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 year old buck. I'd love to get some color shots of him.






18 comments:

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Never seen a buck with antlers like that. Wonder if he is a mutation or got crossed with a northern species, moose or something.

Hope you can get a color shot.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Never seen a buck with antlers like that. Wonder if he is a mutation or got crossed with a northern species, moose or something.

Hope you can get a color shot.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Coloradocasters said...

I'm with browndog...deep inside that deer is a moose just dying to get all Bullwinkle. Great shots, Joe!

Michaele said...

Makes one wonder what else might be out there. I like this so much better than hunting.

Farmchick said...

Interesting deer. Would love to see one of those around here. Can't help but wonder what is in his DNA!

TexWisGirl said...

just never know what you're gonna get here, joe! :)

Martie said...

That's some really heavy palmation going on there. Very rare.

missing moments said...

He's a beauty Joe!!! Hope he forever evades the hunters!

Trey said...

I would love to shoot one of those. My Grandfather had one mounted when I was a kid. Always loved that deer!

Trailblazer said...

An interesting rack, to be sure!

Great catch Joe!

Samantha said...

Wow, that's crazy! Great captures.

kmurray said...

Now how cool is that!?!

Awesome, awesome buck Joe. Thanks for sharing him all with us!

Larry Ostby said...

Very interesting animal Joe, I think you captured a rarity. It's always fun when you get something unexpected.

KB said...

Very cool! Maybe his mom was a moose :)

I hope that you get those color photos.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

These photos are SIMPLY amazing! Is it possible it is a cross of different deer? It is SO unique.

Dawn said...

That is one beautiful set of antlers.
Wow.

Tammy said...

Wow! Now that's a buck. I was out yesterday looking for some antlered deer, but saw doe and fawns instead. In the spring I was looking for doe and fawns and found buck (with emeging antlers). go figure :/

Cindy said...

Oh ya! Those antlers almost look like a moose. Great pictures. A daytime pic would be a real bonus. Good luck to you Joe.