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Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 07 7:53 pm    Post subject: When does rut usually start?  Reply with quote    

Not a personal questions I hasten to add (although they were doing averages on the radio this morning, and apparently the average person has sex at 10.30pm ) I digress....

We have something making a hell of a racket in the woods accross from us, sounds suspiciously like a deer in rut, but that's a bit early is't it?

gil
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 07 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll just check (in my course fieldnotes )

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 07 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't think so - is it the males calling in a booming yet scary/fey kind of a way? That's due to start about now round here.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 07 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Up in Aberdeenshire, Scottish red deer rut starts about 3rd week September
But E. European bloodlines of red deer come into season earlier and calve earlier, so presumably rut earlier too.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 07 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So they're at it then - I had it in my head as November for some reason You'd think I'd remember really, only lived here with them outside for six years

Thanks Gil

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 07 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny wrote:
You'd think I'd remember really, only lived here with them outside for six years


But you're a daft wench - you have an image to maintain.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 07 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A couple of our ewes are starting to sniff at the fence at Rambo our ram and present their bottoms to him in a "Come and get me big boy" type way...not that it's relevant of course. Just thought I'd mention it.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 07 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
A couple of our ewes are starting to sniff at the fence at Rambo our ram and present their bottoms to him in a "Come and get me big boy" type way...not that it's relevant of course. Just thought I'd mention it.

Thank you M-J, my life is complete now

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 07 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bernie66 wrote:
Mary-Jane wrote:
A couple of our ewes are starting to sniff at the fence at Rambo our ram and present their bottoms to him in a "Come and get me big boy" type way...not that it's relevant of course. Just thought I'd mention it.

Thank you M-J, my life is complete now


I aim to please...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 07 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
I aim to please...


You're just usually pleased to aim...

didn't they feature The Rut on Autumn Watch last year? Starts November 5th this year, I think.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 07 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The large deer park around here advertises for people to go and watch the deer in rut. It seems rather voyeuristic to me, but they seem to view it as a perfectly normal way to spend an autumn afternoon and evening. But then it is a National Trust property. They probably strip off at the drop of a checked picnic blanket, allegedly for charity, too.

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