Correspondent Gene Eagle stopped by the beaver pond in McCloud the evening of June 23, 2011, and saw this magnificent forked horn in full velvet. The deer saw Eagle, too, and disappeared into the underbrush as soon as the camera shutter closed. It was only later, while looking at the photograph on his computer, that Eagle discovered another buck in the frame, barely visible in the brush just left of center. Eagle previously observed four does feeding in this same spot a few evenings before. He has yet to see any fawns this year.