We chose the names because they seemed to portray their individual characters. Flash is very flash, he shows off by being very confident, he is the leader of the gang and when visitors arrive he has to come and say hello…and see if they have any special treats of moss or lichen for him. Lightning is more reserved, but very fast when he needs to be, (like when we had to catch him and treat his poorly head!), oh and when Santa called that snowy day, he was the first to offer to pull his sleigh!!!
Our Baby Reindeer “Thunder”
Reindeer are the only type of deer in which both male and female reindeer have antlers. Female reindeer retain their antlers until they give birth to their young in the spring. Keeping their antlers throughout the winter ensures they are able to compete for food while pregnant. Male reindeer shed their antlers each winter.