One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there! Have you seen this in your neck of the woods?

mystery #47

Back with you later for your guesses!

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Hey, this is a deer rub, folks! The tree bark was rubbed by a buck last fall when the velvet on his antlers got to itching him. But because a deer also leaves his scent on the tree, the rub is more than relieving an itch. It’s also a sign of territory, a challenge if you will, from one buck to another: I’m here, I’m big (this big) and it’s mine.

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