by Carl Strang
On Thursday, as I was walking through the western edge of the forest at St. James Farm Forest Preserve, I looked down and saw this:
I had seen and photographed two different bucks over the course of the winter, and took the above photo in hope of finding a match. I had seen both individuals at different times near where I found the shed. The two bucks were quite different, one smaller and younger than the other.
I conclude that the larger buck, which I saw only on November 1, still is around and is the one who dropped the antler I found.