One would shove the other, then they'd bang antlers a few times, mull it over, shove some more, and bang antlers again. It is so cool, I thought, that I'm finally getting to see this. I remember thinking that they didn't seem truly hostile. The more I watched, the more it reminded me of being annoyed with your brother and elbowing him in ribs in the back seat when your parents weren't looking. But it was the real deal, antler to antler. After a while they stopped, as if that were enough for the time being, and went back to feeding. But I had the feeling it wouldn't be long before they tired of feeding and went back to fighting. I wondered if they'd still be tolerating one another in a week or 10 days.