Whitetails Need Help Separating
A landowner called Nebraska Game and Parks Commission biologist Richard Nelson about two young whitetail bucks that had become entangled during a fight for dominance. The duo were a 2 and 3 year old buck. Nelson was there with a fisheries biologist, Mark Staab. The biologists had to wait for the deer to exhaust themselves before intervening, during the time they were able to shoot some video and wait.
When the bucks were exhausted Nelson got a rope around the smaller buck's leg, and then went to work on the larger buck's antlers with a saw. He got through about 90% and then the antler broke, and the buck ran off. The second one that was roped laid there for about five minutes before getting up and running off. Nelson said the buck was gasping for air.
Both should survive now, unless there was internal damage, or from stress. If the biologists had not stepped in the deer would've most likely succumbed to starvation and exhaustion. From The Omaha World-Herald.