Lawn statue wins in battle with buck

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) -- A testosterone-charged buck in western Wisconsin locked horns with a formidable opponent this rutting season -- and lost.

The 7-point buck died after ramming a 640-pound concrete statue of an elk in the backyard of a rural Viroqua home.

Bucks often tangle to defend breeding territories during the rut.

Mark Brye says his concrete elk lawn statue weighs about three times more than the buck. Brye says the deer shattered its skull after head-butting the statue because its antlers were dangling.

Brye says he might remove the antlers from the real deer and glue them on the elk statue as a remembrance of the strange fight.

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  • by L Location: O on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:18 AM
    Maybe I need to invest in a nice, big, heavy lawn ornament of a buck being that I am having no luck at all in my hunting endeavors this year! haha
  • by anon Location: dA Great Northwoods on Nov 12, 2009 at 07:55 AM
    Grammatically it is either intelligence doesn't OR spelling doesn't. When both requirements are combined, the sentence should be, intelligence and spelling ability do not OR don't seem to be a requirement here...........LOL.
  • by Veteran Location: WI on Nov 12, 2009 at 05:24 AM
    To Anon on Nov. 11 at 1:53 PM. I guess spelling isn't your strong point too. "doesn't" Misses some punctuation! Dee Dee Dee. As for the PETA comments, too funny.
  • by Sven on Nov 11, 2009 at 07:34 PM
    Ya...dem der deer are pretty smart
  • by Anon on Nov 11, 2009 at 04:31 PM
    The saying is only the strong survive. Intelligence and spelling ability doesnt seem to be a requirement here.
  • by ..... Location: WI on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM
    I think this is part of why we hunt them. Only the smart survive. Yeah, I agree, watch out 'cause PETA will be taking lawn statues!!
  • by anon on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:29 AM
    ha ha the PETA comments are funny! What a way to get a buck!
  • by mp Location: Osseo on Nov 10, 2009 at 09:03 PM
    Peta will be wanting to out law lawn statues of all wild life.Dont hang then horn on there or they we come after you for it.They want all of us to pay for there crasy ways.Like saving a minnow for the samon and staving the farmers that need water for there crops.We will all be staving if PETA gets there way.
  • by Bill Location: Eau Claire on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:27 AM
    Oh no PETA is going to be after lawn statues now!
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