Christmas Eve Romance? You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

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 This morning, Christmas Eve 2015, I sighted these reindeer (ok maybe not REINDEER!) right in our backyard. The one above sported a really nice set of antlers. 

Just off to the right, was another, apparently eyeing the first.

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Male, Female – whatever. Before I knew it they were drawing closer. (Important note here: Female REINDEER do have antlers. You, the viewer can draw any gender or breed conclusions you want! DSC_0358

 

The rest speaks for itself, although I’m not sure what was being said! DSC_0359

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They parted ways shortly after, seemingly quite content with their supposedly romantic encounter. Maybe this amorous behavior was sparked by the very unusual warm, spring-like weather  here in New Jersey.

None the less… Ho! Ho! Ho, what a sight, and watch for these two ….in the sky tonight

Thanks for viewing, click on for close-ups, and comments are always welcome. M  🙂

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9 Responses to Christmas Eve Romance? You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

  1. Dick Candelmo says:

    Those are 2 male Virginia white tail deer.  Looks like 4 point and 8 point bucks.  Virginia white tail does have a 201 day gestation period and the fawns are born in the spring so this is a little after mating season but the 2 bucks are practicing fighting for mates. Merry Christmas Dick

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  2. GP Cox says:

    Great shots, good catch!
    Here’s to very merry one…

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  3. disperser says:

    As mentioned above, just some meaningless head-butting . . . kind of like watching the current political campaigns.

    Still, a very nice capture no matter the reason, and a lot better than watching actual politicians.

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  4. Sartenada says:

    Excellent photos. Yes, I saw immediately that they are not reindeers, but it does not matter, because Your photos are great.

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    • mvschulze says:

      Deep inside I knew they were not reindeer, BECAUSE I recall your amazing pictures of the real thing – beautiful shots of reindeer, some within that tunnel some years ago. And I let the fact that it was, indeed, Christmas Eve bend my rational thinking a bit, towards wishful thinking. I guess it’s editorial prerogative! Always looking forward to your posts. Have a great 2016.

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  5. Great photos! I was also thinking they were two males…but still so cool!

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    • mvschulze says:

      Yeah, I kinda suspected that, and Dick, (above) quickly clarified it to the cold hard facts. And then my friend above (Sartenada) shook me back to reality a bit further, but it was more of an awakening from the Christmas spirit. Oh and Santa did (somehow) get down our chimney that night! Have a great 2016, looking forward to all your many diversified adventures, (and careers!) M 🙂

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  6. Pp says:

    You are so clever with your camera and prose😎

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