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That golfer carrying his golf bag and walking out in the open fairway, is lucky that big bull elk didn't charge him. Talk about being defenseless and having no place to hide.
We had one like with but no happy ending. Two years ago, in the last week of Oct. we were concerned we had an archery wounded buck on our place. He could still get around but would not move away from water. We tried to get the move on him for several days but to no avail. Two days after I had to leave my parent woke to find a very large buck dead on the bank of our pond; which was not totally unexpected. However upon checking the deer they noticed a dead doe in the pond and 18 inches of intestine protruding from an abdominal wound on the buck. The game and fish people were contacted and they did full postmortems on both deer. As they figured, the buck was wounded in a fight, not by an archer. He was in full rut and although dying slowly he had enough still going that he chased this doe into the pond. Given that it is only a half acre, the buck could run around the bank and intercept the doe when she tried to get out thus keeping her in the water. She died of hypothermia, given his wounds he gave what he left to get this doe. He dropped dead standing on bank next to her body. He is mounted at our house and is appropriately named Romeo.
Very cool pictures. Thanks to all who sent these in.
ODD ANIMALSThe strangest pictures from the wild
My dad snapped this photo just off of his front deck. He said these two cubs wrestled and tore around the yard for the better part of 15 minutes to the complete disinterest of their mother.
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