Who'd a thought...someone must have dropped the bucket, and this curious guy found it.
In the mind of the red deer getting mounted by the bull elk, I'm sure this was a mishap, so I've included it here. A male being pursued by a more dominant male makes soft complaining noises as he moves away, but knows that if he tried defending his honor by being a tough guy, he'd be in for a fight he couldn't handle.

I saw one stag trying to mount a young four point from the front, so that the yearling's long, straight antlers were pointed right at his belly. The young deer got away, and the other one's lucky he didn't get skewered.
This buffalo was killed by a red deer. Our guide, Bobby Harrison, found him still kicking. All the big deer are in hard horn now, and they are starting to bugle and roar, but they are not yet in the rut. As you can see though, they are getting rambunctious.
This bull was a nice 3 year old with good horn. We washed him down, so his coat doesn't look as huge and fluffed up as usual, and he was just starting to grow his winter coat.
Here's the wound. A clean puncture to the base of the skull, right in the middle. He was pithed just like a frog in biology class. He died instantly as though hit by anexpert shot with a large caliber gun.
This handome deer's right antler was broken in half when he was still in early velvet. You can see he's a hybrid because of the medium size of his rump patch.
You can see by the careful tilting of his head that the bent antler bothers him. Velvet is extremely sensitive. It has lots of nerves and blood circulation. On the right, the flopped over antler is swollen and is starting to bleed. You can see the triple crown forming on his left antler.
The antler top amputated itself. Grady Harrison is holding it for me to show the size. Here's this beautiful stag in our quarantine pens, in early velvet. Thank you for helping, Grady!
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