Josh Cosley of Pembina, North Dakota, was out snowmobiling last Wednesday when he saw a buck sprawled out on the ice. He didn’t think much of it until he took a close look…and noticed that the buck was locked at the antlers with the severed head of a dead buck. The live buck didn’t seem to have much fight left in him, Crosley told news. It looks as though they’ve been locked up for quite some time.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to capture video of the attempt, but we’re glad he gave the buck a chance to live. It’s tough to forage for food with another head weighing you down.
Great job, Josh.
So far, this is the second time so far this winter that a live buck has been locked to a dead buck in North Dakota. Let’s hope there aren’t any more.