Update: Antlers, Mike’s condition

April 26, 2009

in Mike

We are happy to report that all the bucks have dropped their antlers. The process began on April 6 with Gulliver and ended on April 21, 2009 with the last set being cast off by Spike who we think is the youngest. It’s always a relief when the whole herd is without antlers and on the same “playing field”.

Mike, who was suffering from a large abscess on his left side at the beginning of April, is doing well these days. Time and nature took care of the growth and the only side effect seemed to be a delay in his casting off his antlers.

For those of you interested in stats, here’s a comparison of dates from 2008 to 2009:

Gulliver — April 10, 2008/April 6, 7, 2009
Max — April 14, 2008/April 10, 2009
Mike — April 16, 2008/April 19, 2009
Bash — April 18, 2008/April 8, 2009
Murph — April 19, 2008/April 7, 8, 2009
George — April 22, 23, 2008/April 15, 2009
Buddy — April 25, 26, 2008/April 14, 2009
KoKo — April 29, 2008/April 15, 2009
EGee — April 29, 2008/April 21, 2009
Moki — April 29, May 1, 2008/April 14, 2009
Spike — May 3, 2008/April 21, 2009

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