Buck Harasses Doe
YouTube: Timothy Lewis

Hunter Steps in to Stop Buck From Harassing Exhausted Doe to Death


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This buck nearly bred this doe to death.

Every hunter knows that the rut is a stressful time of year for the deer herd. The bucks are amped up on testosterone and the does are being pestered endlessly by the bucks. When the bucks are not chasing does, they're fighting anything and everything that may get in the way of their pursuit of mates. Sometimes, the bucks get so amped up and excited, they end up harassing the does too much.

In this crazy video from YouTuber Timothy Lewis, he was on his way back from hunting when he spotted a doe being harassed by a young buck. This wasn't the normal chasing hunters often see during the rut. It was clear something was very wrong.

The poor doe is in the water, barely keeping her head above the surface as the buck keeps nosing her and prodding her, trying to get her to stand. Eventually, the hunter decides this doe probably isn't going to live through this encounter unless he does something. What happens next is amazing to watch.

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Unfortunately, this video demonstrates how much the rut affects bucks and drives them to do stupid things. The buck was so amped up, he had no qualms about hooking this doe with his antlers and it resulted in a puncture wound to her stomach. That was probably partly why she was so out of it, but it just seemed she was dead tired too.

This was a tough video to watch and we think the hunter did the right thing by stepping in here. Nature is cruel and it's very likely this doe would have died had that buck continued to harass her like that. It looked like she was close to giving up in the water alone. She may have used her last bit of energy just to escape the water and keep herself from drowning. Just the fact that the buck was reluctant to leave, even with the hunter approaching, shows just how determined he was to breed that doe some more.

Good job on saving this doe Timothy, we hope the doe managed to recover from this situation and lived to see another day.

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