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    Sad way to die, Nature can be cruel

    I was lucky enough to get to photograph the aftermath of this event
    Here are pictures of two unfortunate Fallow that came together in the rut. As you can see the antlers have become stuck together, and unfortunately the antler of one has then been trapped in the others mouth.They were found in a stream so one can only hope one at least drowned but by the rubbing I suspect theirs was a miserable and slow death, they wernt seen so unfortunatly nobody managed to shoot them. whilst I have seen this as the cause of deer in the rut before, never seen that large palmated antler stuck in the others mouth before.

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    Last edited by docholiday; 21-02-2012 at 18:59.

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    It often makes me wonder wether you could actually get those two heads into that position by hand.

    The chances of getting locked together like that must be so slim, I suppose that is sods law for you.

    As you say nature can be so cruel, a real shame.

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    Amazing. You can just imagine what that must of looked liked when they were actually struck and struggling. How old have you aged them at and what have done with the heads?

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    Vey nice buck one of them aswell.

    Good to get a photo record of it, thankfully quite a rare event I would think!

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    I have a pic of Rusa found like that.

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    Hi David,

    now that is very rare! I have seen interlocked Fallow before but never in that configuration. You would usually find some abnormal antler formation which would explain things to some extent but these were just two very unlucky boys.

    Please tell me they are displayed somewhere and not seperated?
    Charly

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    Hi Charly
    How are you doing, havnt seen you for a while, the photo was only taken on Sunday so they are at the moment as you see them, They are not mine but I understand they will be cleaned and mounted, not sure where they will end up though.

    Must meet up again soon, have been called back to that land in Exbury, turns out its Roe not rabbits causing problems now. Happy days.
    David

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    Never seen anything like that - sad but amazing

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    A very sad ending for them. What was that smaller buck thinking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    A very sad ending for them. What was that smaller buck thinking!
    "I'm sure he's not as hard as he looks" - presumably
    .308, because if I want to watch something run away, I'll take my dog for a walk.

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