Two of the bulls that I photographed this week served to illustrate the point that there are no hard and fast rules in nature. In last week's post I stated , "once the process begins, it is usually completed in a day or so", but the most commonly seen bulls this week were clear exceptions to the rule.
This first animal featured today had a small strip of loose velvet dangling from one antler and small blood spots throughout the velvet, when I sighted him on Tuesday morning. The small strip of loose velvet was gone by that evening, but little else was changed. I saw him several times during the trip and when I photographed him for the final time on Friday morning he looked much the same as he did at the time of my first encounter with him..
|6x6 Bull In Early Stages Of Shedding Velvet|
|Dried Velvet Hanging In Strips|
|Elk Country Sunset|
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Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill