Monday, November 22, 2021

World's tiniest antlers?

A young buck paused outside our kitchen window on this frosty morning.

He had a set of what looked like the world's tiniest antlers.

I don't mean to laugh too hard – ya gotta start somewhere – but growing these little toothpicks hardly seemed worth the effort, y'know?

Aren't they cuuuute? Don't you just want to pinch his little cheeks?

Keep working on them, fella. You'll have impressive antlers someday.


  1. Ahhh so cute. Around here we call those kind of deer a button buck. He was probably born last year and this is first attempt to grow antlers.

  2. In our area of the country yearlings with horns that don't branch are called spike bucks.

  3. Yep. That's a spike buck. Called that for obvious reasons.

  4. A spike. Not much of a trophy buck, but make good eating. Plus, it pulls it out of the genetic pool.

  5. It probably is a spike buck.... but you never know. Some does, suffering from hormonal imbalances, sport quite a set of antlers. In fact, a Virginia hunter harvested a 20-point 'buck' this year that turned out to be a doe. And yes, the lady sported a 20-point atypical rack. So, if you don't see any 'dangly bits' it might just be a hormonally challenged girl.