That male buck is still in Velvet!

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That male buck is still in Velvet!


How do you explain to a three year old about why deer have fuzz on their antlers?  Needless to say, I guess he never saw one up close in Ohio that had velvet on their antlers this time of year. 


Of course, I explained that this happens to all deer this time of year when they are re-growing there antlers.  That started another discussion.  We talked about buck scraps on tree and I finally decided, it is too early to explain all the details about this.


 I am sure his dad will give him more information when he turns 12 and can go hunting.  In the mean time, just look at the picture. 



Grandpa forgot how often little ones say WHY!


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes
Metro Brokers Marina Square
Denver, Colorado



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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks, Will, for sharing your experience and your photograph.  Grandfathers are expected to tell it as it is and are always reliable sources of wisdom.

Aug 13, 2012 07:10 AM #1
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!

Will,  That is a great picture.  It looks like the antlers are coated with frost.  What a great grand dad you are to answer all the "why's".

Aug 13, 2012 07:22 AM #2
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda

Hi Will,

Great photo and I agree with are a great granddad as those why questions can be difficult and hard to maintain your cool. I am sure these will be special moments and he will probably have a love for animals.

Aug 13, 2012 09:33 AM #3
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

What a fantastic photo!!!! I did not know that male deer had fur on their antlers when they are young. But then the only deer I have ever seen is the little Florida deer. 

As for grandchildren asking WHY to everything, I can certainly relate to that since my granddaughter is 5!!!

Aug 13, 2012 10:59 AM #4
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Beautiful buck Will! Hope he continues to live and thrive in the wild. Hunting Season is slowly approaching however...

Aug 13, 2012 12:46 PM #5
Herman Herrera
HERMAN & CO REAL ESTATE l Staten Island, New York - Staten Island, NY
Your trusted Staten Island Real Estate Expert

How do you explain it to a 40 year old?  LOL I just went on google and looked it up because of your post Will!  Please forgive my ignorant city ways.  Great pic and thanks for sharing!

Aug 13, 2012 04:04 PM #6
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

What a great photo! I grew up with a family of hunters and I never knew about the fuzz either! Learn something new everyday :)

Aug 13, 2012 05:11 PM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730 - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Will, You have captured an incredible creature. What a rack!

Aug 13, 2012 06:38 PM #8
Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Great shot Will. Yeah, kids at that age has a favorite word and that is "why?" Thanks for sharing it.

Aug 13, 2012 07:15 PM #9
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

That sounds like an entertaining conversation, Will.  What a great picture.  We don't see to many around here with the velvet on, but they're around.  

Aug 13, 2012 07:33 PM #10
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell

Ah yes, WHY? WHY? WHY? --- let's never forget why this question is so important.  

Aug 13, 2012 09:25 PM #11
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
Hi Will, That is a great photo for sure. I am sure the 3 year old will also appreciate it one day.
Aug 13, 2012 10:34 PM #12
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Why? did you forget that. LOL.  I forgot it too.  Another wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 14, 2012 09:14 AM #13
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