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ReinDeer Pictures

Here is our collection of Red deer pictures. We love Red deer photos and we are going to increase the number of Red deer pictures in this section as soon as possible. Feel free to download any of the red deer pictures for your personal use. Here is a bit of information on the red deer.

Both male and female reindeer grow antlers each year. When they are growing, the antlers are soft, rubbery, and the living mass of blood and marrow is covered with a furry skin. The antlers grow rapidly and during this period the reindeer are said to be “in velvet”. The antlers are finished growing in August, harden, and the “velvet” is vigorously rubbed off. The bulls then begin to rut. They become aggressive (remember, they are animals, keep safety in mind). Their necks swell. They become protective of the females in the herd, and the breeding season of several months begins. The older bulls generally lose or “drop” their antlers first, usually late December or early January, with the remaining bulls following this process until as late as March. The females generally keep their antlers until calving time, 7 months from when they were bred. Then the antler growing process is repeated all over again. The antler when in velvet can be sold to a number of buyers for the Oriental market. Hard antler when it has dropped can also be sold to a variety of buyers for craft and other uses.