You've never seen a whitetail buck fight quite like this one.
During this epic battle, one contestant is so determined to guard his territory and females from intruders that he not only holds his opponent down for a three count once, but three times.
Check out this riveting three minute whitetail battle for territory, superiority, and the passage to mating. The video zooms in close at about 0:25.
In a claim for dominance, whitetail bucks possess one of the most relentless drives in the animal kingdom at defeating their rivals.
In many parts of the country from late October well into December, they'll engage in some of the fiercest battles in the wild... many ending in death.
During the rut, bucks not only aggressively chase and locate receptive does but also guard their territory from intruders looking to steal potential mates.