Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: This old guy look's as though he has had a tough life

  1. #1

    This old guy look's as though he has had a tough life

    How old do we think this fellow is,look's a little rough round the edgesClick image for larger version. 

Name:	2013-01-24 11.04.56.jpg 
Views:	382 
Size:	179.8 KB 
ID:	24064

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2013-01-24 11.05.29.jpg 
Views:	483 
Size:	177.5 KB 
ID:	24065 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2013-01-24 12.58.23.jpg 
Views:	404 
Size:	330.2 KB 
ID:	24066 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2013-01-24 12.58.34.jpg 
Views:	370 
Size:	298.1 KB 
ID:	24067
    Managed to snap these pics on Iphone

  2. #2
    Great shots.... not sure of the age but he's certainly seen some action!

  3. #3
    That left ear is awesome!
    proper little scrapper!

  4. #4
    They are normaly quite hard to age but this boys battle scars certainly don't help in the matter. He has certainly been in the wars.

  5. #5
    Nice photos. He's had a bit of a barney at one time or another but I wouldn't say that these injuries were at all out of the way for a youngish, mature muntjac buck. Without seeing him laid dead in front of me i couldn't age him and even laid dead i might struggle but he could be as young as 2 or 3. The injuries could be the result of a single tussel with another buck. I have seen necks torn to shreds, gashes on haunches and down the flanks, eye injuries etc etc. if you are ever lucky enough to see two muntjac going at each other it is absolutely vicious. They throw each other about by the neck, the noise is unbelievable.

    Cracking photos off a phone! You must have been rumm'n close.

  6. #6
    SD Regular willie_gunn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire....and Sutherland
    View my Gallery (19)View my Gallery (19)
    I'd agree with jubnut - without seeing the teeth it is difficult to age him. The length of antlers and the fact that h has brow points are an indicator, but not definitive of any great age.

    This is the oldest muntjac buck I've seen:

    He was estimated as "old", probably 7 or 8. As well as his antlers going back, he had lost most of his hair on his forehead and had heavy teeth wear. I will try to find a better photo if I can.

    By the way, excellent photos as well.

    Last edited by willie_gunn; 28-01-2013 at 13:41.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

  7. #7
    Just looks like some of us! Pissed off with the weather .

  8. #8
    Wow he looks like the mike Tyson of that area!! Great shots thanks for posting

  9. #9
    Willie_gun your muntjac looks to have frost damage to the tips of his antlers ive seen this a few times in Roe

  10. #10
    Reckon he's a trophy buck to boot too. Bet he'll taste nice too.

Similar Threads

  1. going to be a tough season
    By bignoel in forum Other Shooting & Keepering
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 21-07-2012, 10:54
  2. New tough phone.
    By nick100 in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 20-02-2011, 23:25
  3. Thats some tough husband
    By kernel gadaffi in forum Jokes & Funnies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14-09-2009, 19:51
  4. Muntjac - tough little so and so's?
    By Roe Hunter in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 29-08-2009, 18:50

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts