Faunus disappeared through the Winter of 2006-2007 but
he came by in March of '07 to show us his budding horns.
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The little bumps may have been kind of annoying, though
he was very calm and allowed us a close look.

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Check it out: he's finally tall enough to eat out
of the birdfeeder.
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Sometimes we may attribute moods to him. We don't really
know what he thinks of us but I took a couple of pictures
and PhotoShopped an animated demonstration of his "feelings".
Click
here to see it.


A few weeks later, in May '07, Faunus came by again, this
time sporting a lovely sophomore year set of velvety horns.
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He brought along a travelling pal, a timid buck we called Buddy.
Buddy just stared in amazement from a distance as Faunus
walked right up and licked the salt block, as though to say,
"I didn't know you could DO that!!???"

Faunus and Buddy 5-07


His horns are still growing. Probably won't lose their fuzz
and get hard until Dating Season next fall.

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He let me scratch his head and pull his ears. The horns
felt curiously warm. They probably have lots of blood
coursing through, building the structure within.

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He even stuck his head in the door to say, "What's going on in here?"
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We wonder what the next chapter will bring?

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