Video: Whitetail and Mule Deer Fight to the Death

Saskatchewan conservation officers received a puzzling call from a local hunter this fall. They said two bucks had managed to lock up their antlers during a peak-rut fight. As rare as this occurrence may be, it’s even more bizarre that this entanglement occurred between a whitetail and a mule deer.

One officer was able to get close enough to the scuffle to saw off a portion of antler, freeing the two deer from each other. While the mule deer bounded away, the whitetail succumbed to exhaustion and perished on the battlefield.

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