Animals: Deadlock

When buck deer fight to the often as not it is starvation, not wounds that kills them. Their horns lock, and in the spring a woodsman will find such skeletal traces of the combat as the foxes and mice have left. Last week a railroad brakeman in Colorado came before spring did. He saw two big bucks fighting in the snow near the tracks, their horn locked. When he got to Steamboat Springs, the brakeman told the agent, who told some farmers, who took rope and saw, cut the deer apart, watched them bound off towards the...

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