At any rate, I photographed Mr. Mellow once in mid-June and observed him on at least three other occasions. Then, like mature bucks often do, he started using another part of his home range and disappeared for about 10 days. When he reappeared this past weekend, I immediately noticed a strange, dark blob on the end of his right main beam. My first thought was that he’d ripped up a bean plant while feeding, and it was hanging off his rack. But when I swung the binocular up, it was clear he’d broken off the end of his main beam, including his 5th point.