Thursday, 9 October 2014

Roaring!.................................................... Red Deer Stag sending out a warning

A short video clip of one of the stags roaring at Tatton Park... it's enough to warn off lesser males.

Roaring contests and parallel walking allow males to size each other up without violence.


However conflict can soon escalate between evenly matched stags leading to serious injury and even death.

15 comments:

Sandra said...

I LOVE IT!!!

Frank said...

Super. I've watched and listened to quite a few stags in recent days.

Andrea Priebe said...

It would warn me off as well ... though I love your pictures, I don't know if I could watch the fights. Something tells me that we are going to see them though ... right? I assure you I can't pass this up. Your photography and videos are wonderful and it something I have never seen. I guess I always have the option of closing my eyes and looking the other way it is gets too rough :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Brian King said...

Awesome! I like how he can touch his own back with his antlers.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Magnificent!

Angela said...

Wow! He sounds more like a cow compared to the deer here in West Virginia. Incredible rack!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Not what I expected. I was imagining a higher pitch. Like Angelea said, sounds like a cow.

ladyfi said...

Wow - magnificent and awe-inspiring!

Bill Nicholls said...

I used to know a guy who could belch like that. Great photo

ADRIAN said...

Great bit of video. No danger of the camera failing to pick that up.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful video.

Pantherka said...

It's too beautiful Andrew.
I wish you a nice weekend.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's a very handsome chap.

carol l mckenna said...

'Call of the Wild' ~ Gorgeous photography of nature's stags in action ~ Beautiful! ~ Dangerous too.

Happy Weekend to you.

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sandy Kessler said...

excellent