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Deer filmed engaging in bizarre 'slap fight'

By T.K. Randall
June 25, 2017 · Comment icon 31 comments

The two deer fought with their hooves. Image Credit: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Footage recorded by a wildlife camera in Tennessee shows two whitetail bucks slapping each other silly.
The bizarre clip, which has since gone viral online, was filmed earlier this month in Hardeman County by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers Amy and Bubba Spencer.

According to wildlife officials, such altercations can happen at this time of year because the animals' antlers are still growing in and are too sensitive to use for fighting.

While the peculiar display of fisticuffs might not seem to be achieving much, the deers' hooves are actually quite sharp and can do a lot of damage if they happen to strike a vulnerable spot.

Dubbed 'Battle of the Bambis', the video has so far managed to rack up over 200,000 views.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (31)

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Comment icon #22 Posted by The Silver Thong 7 years ago
I still have the scare from my bite. Right through my snowsuit ya ya laugh it up lol. Right on the elbow.
Comment icon #23 Posted by The Silver Thong 7 years ago
wany see lol
Comment icon #24 Posted by Hammerclaw 7 years ago
Was it good for you, too?
Comment icon #25 Posted by tcgram 7 years ago
I read that last sentence and this is all I could think of.....  
Comment icon #26 Posted by Hammerclaw 7 years ago
Wow. I'd didn't know deer were political.
Comment icon #27 Posted by The Silver Thong 7 years ago
Oh they are, it`s a pecking order for lack of a better word. My horns are bigger than your horns., type thing.
Comment icon #28 Posted by The Silver Thong 7 years ago
I did see a badger once, I left it alone. Would be embarrassing being killed by something the size of a poodle.
Comment icon #29 Posted by TripGun 7 years ago
Here we have the beta males squabble over seconds.
Comment icon #30 Posted by paperdyer 7 years ago
Well if Reindeer can have games, why not regular deer!   I've seen a video like this years ago.  Maybe on Wild Kingdom.  Evidently the Stags wanted the same Doe.  Regardless how funny being the object of love of a wild animal is in retrospect.  At the time it ain't fun at all!  Being leg-humped by a dog is bad enough much less something bigger.
Comment icon #31 Posted by WoIverine 7 years ago
Saw this:  

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