Ryan and I were exploring an empty piece of property next door to us. It’s a foresty area about 1 acre in size, covered in young trees and leaves. Off in the distance we saw an object that was grayish-white sticking out of the ground. It clearly didn’t belong there, so we walked over to it. Lifting it out of the ground we discovered it was the antlers to a buck. We have a lot of deer that roam through our community and always enjoy looking at them. It wasn’t clear how these antlers were ‘disconnected’ from the buck (e.g. if it had a fight with another buck or they just naturally fell off). But because he is so into discovering things and learning about fossils and dinosaurs, he was mega excited at this particular discovery (as was I).
We do not advocate the harming of animals in any way. And he is too young to fully understand animal cruelty. So after cleaning it, he now proudly displays it on his desk…and simply looks at it as his first “real” find from an older period in time. AWESOME!Click Here to Download Attached File.