Throughout history, some pretty wild and wacky stuff has been done in the name of love. This may just top it all.
Rutting season is upon us. For those of you who don't hunt, rutting season is the time of year when bucks have one thing on their minds: doe. Anyone who has driven along any northern interstate will tell you that the number of big red spots on the asphalt increases at this time of year as bucks go in search of amour.
In Wisconsin, a man woke up to find the elk statue in his yard had become the target of a buck fighting for his territory and protecting his harem. The 640-pound concrete statue was evidently mistaken for the real thing by a love-crazed deer. Such love squabbles are usually settled by an antler-to-antler fight. In this case, the elk won when the 7-point, 180-pound buck died of a head injury after ramming the concrete statue.
According to the homeowner, the Vernon County game warden tagged the deer after the incident with a note that read: lawn ornament fight -- lost.