out of the misty morning at Lake Mattamuskeet this young buck appeared
wading through the marsh, looking for tender plants to nibble
A sure sign that seasons are changing at Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge.
This buck has a beautiful antler rack still covered in velvet.
The covering will soon begin to itch and peel –
driving the buck to trash the surrounding shrubs and saplings, rubbing the annoyance away.