Another week has flown by and it is time for Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge! His prompt words were stag and noise. I love this fall theme he has going on with the image above. The crimson leaves are refreshing after the greens of summer!
Speaking of fall, this is the time that the deer really start to get into action and begin the “rut.” Wikipedia shares:
“The rut for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) usually lasts from 1–3 months in the Northern Hemisphere and may occur most of the year in tropical zones. The rut is the time when white-tailed deer, especially bucks, are more active and less cautious than usual. This makes them easier to hunt, as well as more susceptible to being hit by motor vehicles. The buck has one thing on his mind at this time of the year: to find as many does as he can. He will chase after many does for weeks, barely eating. The rut can take its toll on the bucks: they are usually quite worn out by the end of the breeding season.
Some people[who?] believe that the white-tailed deer rut is also controlled by the lunar phase and that the rut peaks seven days after the second full moon (the rutting moon) after the autumnal equinox on 21 September.”
Male deer in rut – Image credit: Pixabay free photos
Regal stag’s battle –
as deer antlers blast and smash,
a solo doe waits.
Doe, waiting for the winner – Image Credit: Pixabay free images
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