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My crazy deer eating a bird

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by buckfever*, May 16, 2013.

  1. I tried to take it from him, he wouldn't have no part in that.
    So just filmed it.

    http://youtu.be/2q91dUtDYkU
     
  2. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    That's crazy

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  3. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

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    I have seen my deer eat birds also. They are not the innocent creatures they portray themselves to be!! We at one time entertained the thought of raising some free range meat chickens in our deer pastures.......until we saw the bird eating :eek:
     
  4. That's something you don't see everyday! Someone posted a few years back of a deer that chased a young bird and pawed it to death before eating it. Reminds me of a grey squirrel I saw running down a tree with a baby bird, jumped to a log and sit there and ate it.


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  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Damned tree rats are terrible on baby birds.
     
  6. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Ive posted pics of mine eating birds, and also described them eating young rabbits too.
     
  7. lizardguts

    lizardguts skull collector

    I was looking up info on meat-eating deer just a few days ago, it's pretty crazy. They were even eating deer meat.

    http://www.kpcnews.net/outdoors/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=557:seeing-is-believing-with-meat-eating-deer&catid=37:don-mulligan&Itemid=55
     
  8. lol , my mind has a horrible image of a description one really don't want to hear. :( I can just hear rabbits squealing . :eek: :'(
     
  9. kevin scott

    kevin scott New Member

    I witnessed a doe chase down and eat a young turkey poult .
     
  10. JE

    JE Well-Known Member

    I recall reports of sheep eating red grouse chicks on the moors over here.
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  11. I believe that was werewolfs on the moors.lol :eek: ::) ;D
     
  12. grumpa

    grumpa Active Member

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    DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT turn your back on those deer.
     
  13. AMCTaxi

    AMCTaxi Wholesale Small Mammal Taxidermist

    It's a strange behavior for sure, but I think it may be related to either deficiencies in nutrients or an ancient gene clicking on randomly. Keep in mind that most all ungulates used to be carnivores. "Wolves on hooves" or "Mesonychids" as I believe they are known in the paleontology world.
     
  14. Allie

    Allie Active Member

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    Mmmmm, tastes like chicken!
     
  15. I read it was because they get calcium from the skull. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/08/0825_030825_carnivorousdeer.html
    here is a video where the deer eats a live baby bird http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOQdBLHrLk