I was out watching them for a while and saw the buck put his head down and spuirt his urine into his mouth. I've not seen him do that before and have read that it is a sign of rutting season. Is there any other reason for his actions? This is awful early in the year for him to go into rut isn't it? Now, shortly before all this happened I gave him some alfafla cubes that had been soaked in warm water to soften. Was he maybe excited because he ate a treat? This is only the second time I've gave him the alfafa cubes, last time they weren't soaked and it was very hard for him to eat the hard cubes. The doe didn't want anything to do with the alfafa. The buck went nuts over it.