Went hunting for the last 6 days in South Texas. We have all seen some unusual things while hunting, what I saw this week was a first for me. I saw this buck and he fit the criteria to shoot for a management buck due to age and antler characteristics for this ranch.
After I shot the buck above, about 20 minutes later this mature buck showed up. He saw the dead buck on the ground and got spooked and trotted off. Then made circle and came back around, but downwind this time.
When he got downwind and smelled the buck and the fresh blood he started jumping brush and cactus to get to him.
I could tell by his posture what I thought he was going to do.
And did what he looked like he was going to do, he rammed the dead buck on the ground. He was fighting the dead buck just as if he was alive.
He hit the buck just like he would as if they were squared off eye to eye driving him forward and then rolled him over.
Due to the lack of good light in the late afternoon the pics are grainy and blurry. But I was going to take the pics no matter how bad the lighting was. Due to photo posting limits I will add more below.