20 Oct The bellowing of deer in Monfrague
The bellowing of deer in Monfrague, in the first rains of September, began the bellowing of deer in Monfrague. A couple of small storms caused the beginning of the mating season, that made all of the male deer began this struggle for mating.
Male adults and young, roar when the light is dim, has begun the bellowing of deer in Monfrague.
Silence is broken with majestic deer bellows, crashing their antlers, with a unique and common goal, perpetuating the survival of its species.
Some young males due to their not very large antlers prefer to play to the dismissal, rather than get involved in a struggle in which they could be seriously damaged.
Equal conditions prevail, adult and young males do not reach serious fights with their antlers.
They are measured each other, and at least that the two are in similar conditions to begin the fight for their territory and hinds harem, one of them will tend to leave, intimidated by his opponent.
They will try it many times, hiding, taking advantage of the large and scattered hind harems that some deer defend themselves with sweat and blood.
On several occasions, when the light lets us appreciate it, we can see how deer crash their antlers each other, a power struggle.
You can hear a strong and dry sound, caused by the antlers.
One of the opponents leaves, crushed by tiredness, exhausted, it hides in the dense vegetation of Mediterranean scrubs, this action is colloquially called as “The deer limping”.
In contrast human, animals do not remain thinking in its ills and misfortunes. Just accept it, leave the area and the next day or in a few hours will return to try it again, carried away by the reproductive instinct, without thinking furthermore.
They did not surrender, they don’t think about the defeat, is just let go by instinct. So is so much the energy used at this time defending his harem of females, mating, bellowing, fighting with other deer, which some of them can die of exhaustion.
Whole sleepless nights, without a break, bellowing when the light is dim… It has already completed the call of the wild nature, in this year, deer have stopped roaring, the bellowing of deer in Monfrague has finished…