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Kansas Buck Survives 2 Months With Severed Head Locked in its Antlers

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February 19, 2014

Kansas Buck Survives 2 Months With Severed Head Locked in its Antlers

By Phil Bourjaily

A wildlife management class on a coyote trapping trip in Kansas caught and rescued a buck that had been carrying the head of another buck locked in its antlers for months, outdoorhub.com reports. The class instructor, Luke Laha of Pratt Community College in Pratt, Kansas, had seen the deer two months earlier with the antlers, head and spine of another buck stuck in its antlers. Scavengers had eaten the rest of the dead deer.

Incredibly, the buck was still alive and still had the head in its antlers when Laha’s class found it on their trapping trip. They chased the weakened deer through the woods and were able to catch it, sit on it, and free the buck from the dead weight it had been carrying. The buck ran off into the woods. Laha says he hasn’t seen it since. Laha received permission from the game warden to keep the head

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from Kris24 wrote 8 weeks 2 days ago

I guess it goes without saying, but life can be hard sometimes. I'm glad the deer was safely freed from his dilemma. That is too often not the case.

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from laker wrote 8 weeks 2 days ago

I wonder if deer have nightmares? Good Lord! Imagine walking around with a severed head on a rope hanging off your neck.

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from wittsec wrote 8 weeks 1 day ago

Ok now that is the strangest story, at least until next month when the headlines will be "Deer Checks In For Therapy"

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from cnels36 wrote 8 weeks 19 hours ago

Another example of how tough whitetails really are.

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from cnels36 wrote 8 weeks 19 hours ago

Another example of how tough whitetails really are.

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from Gerald Meazell wrote 7 weeks 6 days ago

Dude! I was using that to let the other bucks know not to mess with me!

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from Kris24 wrote 8 weeks 2 days ago

I guess it goes without saying, but life can be hard sometimes. I'm glad the deer was safely freed from his dilemma. That is too often not the case.

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from laker wrote 8 weeks 2 days ago

I wonder if deer have nightmares? Good Lord! Imagine walking around with a severed head on a rope hanging off your neck.

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from wittsec wrote 8 weeks 1 day ago

Ok now that is the strangest story, at least until next month when the headlines will be "Deer Checks In For Therapy"

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from cnels36 wrote 8 weeks 19 hours ago

Another example of how tough whitetails really are.

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from cnels36 wrote 8 weeks 19 hours ago

Another example of how tough whitetails really are.

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from Gerald Meazell wrote 7 weeks 6 days ago

Dude! I was using that to let the other bucks know not to mess with me!

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