Fri

22

Feb

2013

Rob's find.

The antler from La Mela Rosa's wood
The antler from La Mela Rosa's wood

Earlier in the week, Rob walked up the hill behind us to get some eggs from our neighbours.  As he walked through the wood, he found an antler from one of the caprioli (roe deer) that live there.  Apparently, they cast and re-grow their antlers in the winter when good food is scarce.

 

We often see three of them around La Mela Rosa - coming out of the wood or running across our driveway as we come home at night.  We thought at first that they had white "cotton" tails but their coat under the tail is white. So, when they run off with their tails in the air, the white patch looks like a cotton tail. They are such very prettyanimals.

 

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