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03/30/2008 12:46:08 PM · #1
This was near the edge of a shallow stream. Best I can figure - he jumped - got stuck - got dead

Thought I'd share

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03/30/2008 12:49:12 PM · #2
Or someone put it there....
03/30/2008 12:51:07 PM · #3
Looks like its horns got stuck and it broke it's neck trying to free itself. Ouch. Cool shot though, you should have entered it for Curves II!
03/30/2008 12:52:50 PM · #4
Originally posted by JimiRose:

you should have entered it for Curves II!


blown out, distracting elements ... i would only give it a 5

:)
03/30/2008 12:54:26 PM · #5
the tree was deeply scratched where the bottom antler hit ... didn't look placed there

Originally posted by Ben:

Or someone put it there....
03/30/2008 02:01:46 PM · #6
were there any other remains of the carcus on the ground?

i'd bet someone poached it - cleaned it and left a mark...


03/30/2008 02:07:41 PM · #7
no, nothing was on the ground

Originally posted by soup:

were there any other remains of the carcus on the ground?

i'd bet someone poached it - cleaned it and left a mark...
03/30/2008 02:09:16 PM · #8
so either some BIG animal dragged off the majority of the deer, or a man did.


03/30/2008 02:15:05 PM · #9
something ripped it's face off, too

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03/30/2008 02:19:44 PM · #10
yeah, could have fallen and been dragged off.

the other half says it hung itself...

i've seen similar in CT a few times. along the CT river. most times we'd find a good part of the rest of it up or down river. or i should say the dogs would find the rest of it...

Message edited by author 2008-03-30 14:22:20.
03/30/2008 02:27:35 PM · #11
idk, if i was a hunter i woulda atleast kept the antlers
03/30/2008 02:28:23 PM · #12
not if you're poaching. you take a cooler out with you - would be my guess. probably drive a car, not a truck too boot.

Message edited by author 2008-03-30 14:29:15.
03/30/2008 02:34:31 PM · #13
i'm not sure if hunting is legal here or not (in season, that is). I did think perhaps a hunter hung it here to cut it's head off in order to fit into a hunting bag. Just a guess, though, I don't hunt. And like I said, there was more weight on those antlers at one point judging by the knotch in the tree.

we'll never know, i guess
03/30/2008 02:42:27 PM · #14
spooky find either way. imagine if it were fresh...


03/30/2008 02:46:56 PM · #15
Oh no, you stumbled upon a secret grove in the woods, where the dark clan gather to practice their heinous rites. You realise that the Spring Equinox was only a week ago! Beware when you venture out at night, they are watching you!!
03/30/2008 02:49:42 PM · #16
that deer is well over a week old. those dark clansters are long gone ;}


03/30/2008 03:53:38 PM · #17
Deer...
1. climbs up to top of tree
2. loses grip
3. falls through branches
4. rack gets stuck
5. head and spine get pulled out
6. body falls to ground and runs off in embarrassment
03/30/2008 03:59:36 PM · #18
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Deer...
1. climbs up to top of tree
2. loses grip
3. falls through branches
4. rack gets stuck
5. head and spine get pulled out
6. body falls to ground and runs off in embarrassment


or...A mutant squirrel decides to start laying the law down on the local fauna. He then hangs this in the tree as a message to a certain "relocater" to let him know what's in store for him.
03/30/2008 04:01:24 PM · #19
Left over from Winter? Santa should be brought in and questioned, could be a hit & run.
03/30/2008 04:05:24 PM · #20
Originally posted by trevytrev:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Deer...
1. climbs up to top of tree
2. loses grip
3. falls through branches
4. rack gets stuck
5. head and spine get pulled out
6. body falls to ground and runs off in embarrassment


or...A mutant squirrel decides to start laying the law down on the local fauna. He then hangs this in the tree as a message to a certain "relocater" to let him know what's in store for him.


OMG! here's the video of the squirrel attacking the deer !!
03/30/2008 04:11:57 PM · #21
lmao, man that deer got some air!
03/30/2008 04:13:01 PM · #22
Originally posted by trevytrev:

lmao, man that deer got some air!

I guess i'd better stay out of the woods.
03/30/2008 04:20:16 PM · #23
That reminded me of this clip, shows the strenght of their necks. I do feel bad for the fellow, but I did chuckle as well.

Message edited by author 2008-03-30 16:21:19.
03/30/2008 04:25:29 PM · #24
While I guess it's possible, but I would think that small branch wouldn't hold the weight of a deer. *shrug*

As for the videos posted...funny. *grin*
03/30/2008 05:04:13 PM · #25
This probably led
to this and the rest you already know.
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