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The chase is on

By Kaxxie
Hi everyone

There’s a story in this image! 😉 The stag was lying at the side of the path being photographed by two guys with ‘serious’ equipment. People were walking past not realising he was there. He lifted his head a few times then lay down again. I actually thought he wasn’t well. How wrong was I ! He eventually stood up, sniffed, bellowed and saw his lady. Then he was off. He chased her round a tree a couple of times before she bolted in my direction. Fortunately she veered towards the bracken side of the tree I was hiding behind rather than the lake side. The stag chased the doe up to the car park where he stuck his horns into a tree before chasing after her again.

Funnily enough I was hiding behind the same tree as I was when I took the dog chasing images. My friend was standing at the lake edge, terrified and ready to jump in. There was a lady breastfeeding her 4mth old daughter sitting on the bench who calmly said, ‘Well that was interesting.’ It’s amazing how you can get caught up in something so quickly as I was a good distance away until the doe bolted towards me. A couple of the images aren’t exactly sharp as I thought I’d better hide rather than be trampled. 😉😉😉😉 I hope I haven’t offended anyone with one of the images. I didn’t notice what I was taking at the time. I was too busy looking at his antlers!

Thank you so much for the votes and kind images on my cormorant and to Alan (af1),
Ian (Mac) and Rich (woodini254) for their precious UAs. I really appreciate you all.

Have a great Sunday.

Take care


Tags: Stag Chasing Bushy park Doe Wildlife and nature

Voters: RonDM, cabbie, ZenTony and 45 more



RonDM Plus
8 417 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2022 9:10AM
You certainly live dangerously, and excellent set of images

ZenTony Plus
7 22 7 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2022 9:19AM
What a great sequence Karen.
The lure of a female !
25 Sep 2022 9:28AM
Terrific set captured here Karen, well nothing here to upset me!
ColleenA Plus
10 506 11 Australia
25 Sep 2022 9:34AM
How exciting…great set
kaybee 18 8.5k 28 Scotland
25 Sep 2022 9:51AM
Version 1 .... that is how I feel.
richmowil Plus
14 507 3 England
25 Sep 2022 10:29AM
Good series Karen. Fun times for all.
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2022 10:29AM
Hilarious 🥴😂🤣 l think he was lying in wait ! too much on his mind to think of humans....great series of a bit of action Karen did the Doe win or lose ?? there are not many winners normally ha ha ha ...Alan xx
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
25 Sep 2022 10:32AM
What a fascinating set, Karen. Bushey Park with its car park and cars. My only experience with stags rutting was years ago on a very remote part of the Isle of Mull, no cars, no people, just ‘the wild’. But Bushey makes them much more accessible to everyone. Lovely to see this set 👌
25 Sep 2022 10:36AM
Great set of images again Karen. The story made me smile.

johnsd Plus
16 4 2 Scotland
25 Sep 2022 10:53AM
A lovely and very interesting set of images Karen.

John D
25 Sep 2022 11:06AM
Great series.
25 Sep 2022 11:15AM
A grand set Karen, he certainly kept you busy on the camera button.SmileSmileSmileSmile
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2022 12:14PM
a great set Karen, hope to get there on Wednesday
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
25 Sep 2022 12:22PM
A great sequence of images, Karen 👍🏻😃 Think he needs to run a bit faster to catch his lady!! 😁
Trev 😀
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
25 Sep 2022 12:40PM
A lovely set, Karen, of a romantic interlude in a doe's life. However, unfinished - did they make a union, as he was ready for it! Come back in a few month's time?
25 Sep 2022 12:50PM
Gosh it all goes on in Bushy Park. Its great to see your images of life in the park and what the deer are up to. Debs
25 Sep 2022 1:52PM
A wonderful set of images
25 Sep 2022 1:58PM
I think a war zone looks safer than Bushy Park. A nice sequence, but personal safety is paramount.

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2022 5:17PM
A terrific set and V5 is my fav.
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
25 Sep 2022 8:12PM
A terrific set indeed with a great narrative , Karen.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2022 10:15PM
A stag has to do what a stag has to do.WinkSmile
25 Sep 2022 10:26PM
A wonderful sequence on images and very interesting narrative, Karen.

25 Sep 2022 10:32PM
These deer..particularly the stag, like the deer here, are clearly unafraid of people. Too bad. We have WAY to many of them....in the east, no wolves, not enough hunters...the main predators for deer seem to be cars.

And...what a great sequence, Karen!!


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