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Antler Antics

By SteveMoulding    
A Red Squirrel gnawing away at what looks to be a Fallow Deer's antler. I assume it must be a great source of minerals to keep him fit and healthy and give him that beautiful shiny coat.

Many thanks for all your votes and comments and a special big thank you to 'Herge88' for his user award, very much appreciated.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like this one.

Have a great week,

Tags: General Squirrel Bwc Native Red squirrel Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: User_Removed, PattiW, Herge88 and 25 more

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PattiW 12 24 2 United States
14 Aug 2013 11:24AM
I have heard small animals devour antlers for the minerals which is why is so hard to find intact antlers. Love the color and detail in this image, great capture, PattiSmile

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 12:55PM
What a great moment to shoot! Well spotted... IB
9 10 10 England
14 Aug 2013 1:49PM
A lovely natural shot.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Aug 2013 2:59PM
A great spot and capture, Steve. Carol
14 Aug 2013 6:38PM
Cracking shot
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 6:49PM
Cracking shot, and also unusual to see them eating something like this
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
14 Aug 2013 7:16PM
Most unusual shot Steve. Well spotted.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 8:47PM
Maybe also to sharpen and clean his teeth, I believe that's what dogs do with a bone, good capture
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 8:57PM
Excellent image Steve, I assume he'd just finished his nutsSmileSmileWink

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