The deer rut has begun here. The first image shows a buck examining a doe in order to determine her readiness for mating. She must have been close because all of the bucks were hovering around her, as opposed to other does in the area. The second image shows a buck with an injury to the lip. He had a constant drool because of it. I suspect this was the result of a battle over mating rights. Both captured at the the Rocky Mtn Arsenal NWR, just outside of Denver.