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Frozen Fox? How About This Frozen Buck

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All photos credited to Tommy Garrett

If you saw the fox frozen in the river, you have to see this frozen buck out in this Northern New York lake.

We’ve seen it before: Deer goes out on thin ice, deer falls through ice, deer drowns or gets out. But how often have you seen an entire deer frozen solid to the ice, half submerged and half above the ice? Add the fact that this is a pretty decent buck and you have yourself one heck of a story.

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That’s exactly what brothers, Stu and Tommy Garrett of Northern New York came across while checking on their cabin in at Elijah Lake in Northern New York.

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Stu Garrett Holding The Frozen Buck

“We were out just doing some running around and went to check in on hunting camp,” said Tommy, describing the sequence of events that lead to finding the frozen buck. “After we locked up camp, we went out on the ice with the four wheelers and way in the back, in the middle of the ice, I saw just the tips of the horns sticking out of the ice.”

Tommy and Stu went back to their camp for an axe and a chainsaw to cut out the frozen buck.

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“I think it was chased by coyotes out onto the ice but I’m not sure. You could see through the ice and his whole body was there. The backside of him looked all chewed up,” Tommy added.

Now whether it was coyotes or ice fishermen using it as chum, we may never know what chewed it apart. Regardless, it’s unique and, of course, Tommy and Stu both have a new story and decoration for their hunting camp.

All photos credited to Tommy Garrett

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Frozen Fox? How About This Frozen Buck