Monday, December 19, 2011

Bull Elk Survives Battle with Antler Tine Embedded in Skull!

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Bull Elk Survives Battle with Antler Tine Embedded in Skull!

My good friend Brady out in Idaho sent me this email with a pretty incredible story of a bull elk that was recently harvested in South Dakota with another bulls antler tine broken off in his skull that penetrated through the back of the eye socket. The elk survived and was apparently healthy at the time he was harvested.

Here is the note that was attached with the photo's. (from unknown source)

"2011 S.D. Rifle Elk



2011 South Dakota bull elk taken during the current rifle season. The additional pictures show evidence of this bull previously being in a fight with another bull elk. The other elk broke his antler off in this elk’s head. The taxidermist is guessing that the broken antler had been embedded at least one, if not two, years. The “extra” antler was found to be piercing the skull just behind the left eye of this elk but the surface had healed to the point of not being noticeable."






(Hunter is unknown)
That's a great bull and a pretty incredible story of survival!

Larry S.

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