TX Velvet Drop-Tine Giant

Oct_8_07 Mike: Got this today from some guy at work. Thought about you and the drop tine. Looks like this deer came out of south Texas, Ken

Another email in the string that came with this picture read:

Unbelievable. This deer just came into my store about an hour ago. It was shot this morning by one of our customers. Gross score was 273-plus in velvet. If it holds over 273 it will be the largest deer killed in Texas since 1929. Anyway, not a bad way to start the season.

Are there more drop-tine giants popping up on trail cams and being shot so far this fall, or is it just me and my wild obsession? I want one :)