Young bucks lock horns at Phoenix Park
Published 07/03/2014 | 13:18
Rising testosterone levels among the herd of deer usually tend to fuel scraps between the bucks during the month of October.
Yet these fiesty bucks are feeling energetic - despite the time of year - and are vying to emerge as dominant to claim the affection of onlooking does.
Three species of deer live wild in Ireland today: fallow deer, red deer and the sika deer.
The wild fallow herd at the Park normally graze on the 200-acre flat meadow area known as the Fifteen Acres.