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Boiling Springs Bucks: November and December 2014

The 2014 white-tail rut didn’t seem to have as many bucks with impressive racks as in the last couple of years, possibly because of the drought this area has experienced the last few years. These photos were captured between November 15th and December 2nd, 2014, in Boiling Springs State Park, Oklahoma.

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During the rut, bucks will often stick out their tongue to aid their sense of smell.
During the rut, bucks will often stick out their tongue to aid their sense of smell.

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The frost hadn't yet melted in the shady foreground area, resulting in a different color from he sunny background.
The frost hadn’t yet melted in the shady foreground area, resulting in a different color from the sunny background.

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Note the mangled ear and broken antler tine on this one, no doubt resulting from a fight with a competing buck. During the rut, bucks sleep very little and expend so much energy pursuing does and fighting other bucks that they lose a considerable amount of weight.
Note the mangled ear and broken antler tine on this one, no doubt resulting from a fight with a competing buck. During the rut, bucks sleep very little and expend so much energy pursuing does and fighting other bucks that they lose a considerable amount of weight.

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Note the blood on his antler. It more than likely was deposited there from a buck which lost a battle for dominance with this guy.
Note the blood on his antler. It more than likely was deposited there from a buck which lost a battle for dominance with this guy.

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A Boiling Springs Summer

A selection of images from Boiling Springs State Park made during the summer of 2013, presented in chronological order.

Fox Squirrel
Fox Squirrel
Shaul Lake
Shaul Lake
Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
Black-tailed Jack Rabbit

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White-tailed Fawns
White-tailed Fawns
White-tailed Doe And Fawn
White-tailed Doe And Fawn
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Widow Dragonfly
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly
White-tailed Doe And Fawn
White-tailed Doe And Fawn

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White-tailed Buck With Antlers In Velvet
White-tailed Buck With Antlers In Velvet
Mother Raccoon
Mother Raccoon
Young Raccoon
Young Raccoon
White-tailed Doe And Fawn
White-tailed Doe And Fawn
White-tailed Buck In Velvet
White-tailed Buck In Velvet
Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
White-tailed Fawn
White-tailed Fawn
These two white-tailed fawns are not siblings.
These two white-tailed fawns are not siblings. It is somewhat unusual to see fawns of such different sizes.

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Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
White-tailed Fawn
White-tailed Fawn
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Autumn 2012 in Boiling Springs State Park

Eastern Cottonwood, October 15
Rio Grande Turkey, October 29 
Barred Owl, November 5
White-tailed Buck, November 6
White-tailed Buck, November 9
Rio Grande Turkey Hens, November 9
Porcupine, November 10 
Half-grown Bobcat, November 10
Half-grown Bobcat’s Mother, November 10 
White-tailed Buck, November 13 

White-tailed Buck, November 14
White-tailed Buck, November 14 
Sumac, November 14
White-tailed Buck, November 15 
White-tailed Buck, November 15 
White-tailed Buck in Fog, November 19