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That all changed one day in December when Brown, a Walhalla contractor, checked the card on his Cuddyback trail camera.
What he saw only can be described as a spectacle of nature: One buck entangled with the rack of another buck whose body is severed from its head.
The antlers and severed head hang from the rack of the living buck.
“I believe I had both of those bucks alive in one (earlier) picture,” Brown said. “Then all of a sudden that one, that’s how he showed up. I didn’t see him as he was dragging the body around. I only ever saw him with what was left of the other one.”
The buck stayed in the area, dragging the severed head of its sparring foe, for a couple of weeks.
The buck disappeared after the late December cold snap.
“I don’t know where he went,
” Brown said. “He didn’t look very good. On the pictures, he looked skinny, and I’m sure he wasn’t eating very well. And then we got the cold temperatures, and nobody saw him again after that. I’m sure he probably died.”
Trail cam contest
Brown sent two of the daylight trail cam photos, time stamped Dec. 21, to Cuddyback earlier this week as part of a contest the company is sponsoring, and the photos have garnered widespread interest on social media.
Some people have speculated the photos were altered with Photoshop or a similar editing program, but Brown says that’s definitely not the case.
“I’m not on Facebook and all of that I don’t get into that very much,” he said. “There’s always speculation on everything, but I have several other pictures to prove otherwise. It’s not Photoshopped. I don’t even know how to do that.”
Bucks commonly fight during the fall rut, or breeding season, as they spar over mates and occasionally become entangled by the antlers, but how the head of the one buck could be cleanly severed from its body is open to speculation.