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Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Thornton 18-Feb-24
Zbone 18-Feb-24
t-roy 18-Feb-24
drycreek 18-Feb-24
casekiska 18-Feb-24
MA-PAdeerslayer 18-Feb-24
be still 18-Feb-24
Thornton 18-Feb-24
Westgak 18-Feb-24
fuzzy 18-Feb-24
arlone 18-Feb-24
Painless 18-Feb-24
Corax_latrans 18-Feb-24
RonP 18-Feb-24
grizzly 18-Feb-24
Boreal 18-Feb-24
Boreal 18-Feb-24
RK 18-Feb-24
Corax_latrans 18-Feb-24
Scrappy 19-Feb-24
grizzly 19-Feb-24
BlackBrow 19-Feb-24
btnbuck 19-Feb-24
Wilburness 19-Feb-24
Wilburness 19-Feb-24
Wilburness 19-Feb-24
From: Thornton
18-Feb-24

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I had a mallard do this once, but never a deer

From: Zbone
18-Feb-24
Dang.... I take it you didn't see it happen?

From: t-roy
18-Feb-24

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Probably wasn’t paying attention in algebra class.

From: drycreek
18-Feb-24
At least the beaver didn’t suffer much, the deer had to hang there for hours probably. Neither one is a good way to go.

From: casekiska
18-Feb-24
Mother Nature can at times be very cruel. In my years of hunting I discovered a squirrel caught in a sapling much as the deer shown above, and two deer with their legs caught in wire fences. All three animals were deceased with one of the deer having been attacked by coyotes,...it wasn't pretty!

18-Feb-24
The law of statistics was not in the beaver or deers favor there…

One year in PA we saw a doe stuck in the fence and when we drove around to get twords her she was being eaten by a pack of coyotes. Farmer handled it and call the warden, they came over checked it out and off they went. At least she didn’t get completely eaten alive.

From: be still
18-Feb-24
Don’t like this pic Thornton…your pic of the mountain lion speaks survival and this one speaks suicide.

From: Thornton
18-Feb-24
Sorry to disappoint. It was floating around on the internets. I figure she was being chased and took an accidental dive like you serm them do sometimes off bridges.

From: Westgak
18-Feb-24
Too funny T-Roy!

From: fuzzy
18-Feb-24
I like the pic. Animals live hard die hard. That's nature. Incidentally there's a stone quarry near where I live that's been in operation for over 40 years. The clear wall is about 250 feet high and there's a wooded plateau at the top. They pick up dead deer at the base regularly.

From: arlone
18-Feb-24
My Dad told of finding an oak tree that had a double trunk 15-20 feet up. It had been struck by lightning and split and a bear was caught in the split. If he was lucky the strike killed him before becoming "compressed"?

From: Painless
18-Feb-24
A squirrel in my mom’s front yard was apparently coming down a Bradford pear tree very quickly when he got his nuts caught in a fork in the main trunk. Found him there dead, hanging upside down by his scrotum.

18-Feb-24
The irony of Painless posting that is just too rich!

From: RonP
18-Feb-24
you think that deer jumped or fell and got caught in the tree, or was it from a flood?

it sorta looks like it is still alive, the heads seems to be up, rather than hanging more down like i'd expect.

From: grizzly
18-Feb-24
My guess is it couldn't breathe and lost consciousness and perished shortly after landing there. Bet the birds liked it.

From: Boreal
18-Feb-24

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I found this one while cutting dead ash on an estate one day.

From: Boreal
18-Feb-24

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My friend found this one on a job this past summer.

From: RK
18-Feb-24
Possibly the deer in the tree is because you have a leopard living in your neighbor. Maybe that will give you pause in walking fluffy after dark

18-Feb-24
Silly RK.

OBVIOUSLY a black panther.

;p

But not as if it would’ve survived the fall. Just Ugly that this was the Slow Way….

From: Scrappy
19-Feb-24
I found the skeletal remains of a buck once. His antlers where still stuck in between two saplings. That had to the worst when the coyotes showed up and started munching on your a$$ while you had to just stand there.

From: grizzly
19-Feb-24
I think the body just goes into shock and they don't feel it. Do not know from first hand experience. Seen footage of animals knowing the gigs up and they don't seem go crazy and just accept the fate.

From: BlackBrow
19-Feb-24
carnage!

From: btnbuck
19-Feb-24

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Unluckiest mouse I ever caught...He was still alive when I found him. I think if there was a third trap around he would have gotten into it too.

From: Wilburness
19-Feb-24

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Hit on the road, made it 200yds. into the woods, died in the swamp.

From: Wilburness
19-Feb-24
Here's the sad part. That does fawn kept hanging around bleating. Tried too catch the fawn. Not happening. Called the local animal rescue,told them I could catch with help. They told me that it would stress the deer so bad, the eyes would bug out and not go back in. Suggested trying to feed sliced apples. Deer is in the driveway bawling away, wife needs to leave doesn't want to scare deer into road. I get em to go into woods. She leaves,shortly after big doe comes in, fawn chases after. Call wife tell her the good news. Hours later fawn is back. Now I"m thinking about ending this, and wife's tears. She will never know . Fawn died in the back yard 3 days later. I was out of town, she buried on the spot.

From: Wilburness
19-Feb-24

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