Monday, April 8, 2013

Battle of the Deer

Although deer are not predators, people who live in deer country have known for a long time that the stereotype of "the gentle deer" is comedy, like the stereotype of the "wise old owl."

Erica Ritz has the viral video of two male deer slugging it out. (What looks like a wrist-slapping contest is serious fighting for deer, with their sharp hooves and fragile legs.)