Two bucks get caught in a deadly battle and one doesn’t survive. You’ve never seen a whitetail buck fight quite like this one.
When deer do decide to fight, it can get ugly. A 200-pound animal that’s amped up on testosterone and armed with a heavy, pointed rack can do a lot of damage.
Despite how remarkably violent a fight between two bucks can get, fatalities are fairly uncommon. When deer do die from a fight, they usually die well after, not during the heat of battle. When they gouge each other in the face or neck with dirt-covered antlers, it can result in infection and sometimes death. Even if a buck wins a fight, he can die from his wounds later on.
Watch the epic buck fight and enjoy the delicate balance of nature.