It went very badly with [bleep],” says Banon, half laughing as she compares him to a “rutting chimpanzee.
From this time they stay together till the rutting season is over late in October.
He tore along as a beast does in the rutting season, from its mad desire to be alone.
The velvet is hardly lost when the fever of the rutting season consumes him.
It was true that the rutting season had not, in reality, commenced.
It was scarce daylight when I took my weapons and went to pay another visit to the rutting stags, John accompanying me.
Bucks in the rutting season sometimes seem to go crazy, and often they attack men, wantonly and dangerously.
In warmer climates, as the seasons are more forward, so is the rutting time.
During the rutting season, which falls in late autumn, it sometimes happens that the reindeer attacks the hunter.
The rutting season over, he has no further use for his antlers until the next autumn, and they drop off.
"narrow track worn or cut in the ground," 1570s, probably from Middle English route (see route (n.)); though OED finds this "improbable." Metaphoric meaning "narrow, monotonous routine; habitual mode of behavior" first attested 1839.
"annually recurring sexual excitement in animals; animal mating season" (originally of deer), early 15c., from Old French rut, ruit, from Late Latin rutigum (nominative rugitus) "a bellowing," from past participle of Latin rugire "to bellow," from PIE imitative root *reu-. The verb is recorded from early 15c. Related: Rutting.