No, "Velvet" is not this Mule deer buck's name!
In actuality I'm making reference to his antlers' that are still in velvet as they grow out just in time for this fall's hunting and mating season, not necessarily in that order.
On this day, I was hiking up this draw to the location of one of my trail cameras, when I spooked him from where he had bedded down for the day.
Still he wasn't to upset, as he stopped immediately to check me out as seen in the photo.
Still, he probably was annoyed with me for disrupting his dreams.
Sorry Mister deer...
Click on the photo for a closer look.....