Tripod, the Buck with a missing hoof.

Tripod lost one of his back hoofs several years ago. We don't know how he lost it, but we were concerned, because it's a disability for an animal when it can't run from danger at full speed. So far, Tripod has thrived by living lightly on the land at The Sea Ranch. Here's a recent photo of him, taken by Rick Hansen. The second photo, taken by Sandy Hughes last year, shows the missing hoof a little better.

tripod-the-buck-missing-a-hind-hoof-is-thriving-by-rick-hansen tripod-the-buck-missing-his-right-hoof-by-sandy-hughesjpgYou can also see Tripod's rack is bigger in Rick's recent photo, so he is healthy!

Thanks to Rick and Sandy for allowing me to share their photos with you here.