We’ve seen several situations already over the past few months of bucks getting their antler locked with each other… it’s just a common occurrence following the rut.
Hell, one guy in California even had to rescue a live buck that was locked up to another buck that had already been ravaged by coyotes, and there wasn’t much left.
This typically happens during the rut, when bucks try to assert their dominance to fellow male deer, and they fight it out until one gives up or dies.
Although it can be a brutal part of nature, but this is what bucks have to do in order to win over their mate.
But speaking of locked up bucks, here we have yet another wild example of what can happen during these battles.
In the footage, a hunter walks up on two dead bucks who were locked together, and they were tangled up in an old fence.
It appears that one of the bucks may have gotten its antlers stuck in the other’s chest cavity.
They explain it all in the caption:
“The Whitetail Rut is a special time of year. I stumbled across these two deer that were stuck in the fence right outside my hunting area.
It’s hard to actually know what happened But it looks like they were fighting and the one buck slammed the other one into the fence and in doing so got itself stuck inside the other deer’s chest cavity.”
After further debate, I’m pretty sure the one deer died rather instantly due to the antler being shoved inside while fighting. Resulting in the attacker dying from the sheer weight of the other deer on top of him.