Same deer? or Same gene pool?

by Nov 1, 2012Uncategorized

Same deer? or Same gene pool?

He was a part of triplets that we watched a few years ago. I joked that he was so ugly, I was going to shoot him when I had my big birthday. Yesterday, Dad pulled the camera chip and the picture below was on it. Has he come back??? Could a deer born in (probably) 2009 have such small antlers in 2012? If it is not the same deer, it has to be the same gene pool – look at those eyes!

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  1. It could be. Everything I have heard says antler growth is determined by what deer eat. If he isn't getting the right nutrition it could be him.

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