Saturday, May 2, 2009

What the heck?

A few weeks ago we were in the Hauz Khas section of New Delhi wondering around and we came upon these fellows (believe it or not in a place named Deer Park). It looks as if someone had taken some gauze and wrapped their antlers with it. Kind of like antler bumpers in case they should get in to a deer fender bender. The thing is, there were also deer (in the same herd or whatever it's called) that had regular bony antlers. Weird. I asked Kristina why just to get a picture of what she looks like when she is pondering something (see the last picture).

3 comments:

l.lauland said...

Hey guys ...... we will miss you desperatly!!! I can't believe we met you tonight.....your last night here in India. It was sooo much fun to get to know you and meet you this evening!!!! Please, please, please stay in touch and let us know how life is going for you back in the U.S. You are such a great couple. We only wish we could have met you sooner.
Lloyd & Linda

William said...

Velvet. The antlers on your Axis or chital deer are covered in what is termed as velvet. It is basically the blood supply to growing antlers. When the antlers are fully grown, (they shed them every year and grow new ones) the deer will rub the velvet off and it will look like your typical bony antlers. Amazing stuff.
Are you guys settled in back in the states yet?

Joe and Kristina said...

Hi William,

We are back in the U.S. Currently in Chicago but going back and forth from here and New Jersey. Thank you for the information about Bambi and company!

J & K