I was out with the dog this afternoon, i had the binos with me and having a quiet mooch. I spied four Roe deer grazing in the middle of a field, they were about 500 yards away. I had been watching these for about five minutes when another group of four appearred through some trees on the left. For a while both groups carried on grazing but slowly getting closer to each other.
When they were about thirty yards apart one deer from one group jumped the ditch and one deer from the other group walked towards it, they nosed each other for a few seconds and parted.
One jumped back over the ditch to join their group, the other rejoined their group and the two lots went seperate directions.
What went on in the thirty seconds of rubbing noses?