An Arkansas man came to the rescue of a 7-point buck that somehow managed to impale its leg with its own antler. Sean Redd was overlooking a field on his 40-acre property. A group of deer was milling around the corn feeder when suddenly they started to run off. He figured something must have spooked them, but he couldn’t see anything from the porch or determine what it could have been. Soon after, he started hearing what sounded like a buck grunting loudly and continuously from somewhere near the feeder. When he checked it out, he found a young buck was on the ground, seemingly frozen in a contorted position. The buck was not moving at all, although it was grunting. Somehow the deer had managed to get the right main beam of his antler wedged deep into the hide of his inner right hind leg.
… Redd said the antler appeared to have penetrated several inches into the skin but miraculously missed hitting the muscle, which would have caused further damage and left the deer susceptible to infection. The antler was wedged deep enough that the deer could not move at all. Redd snapped a few quick pictures of the stuck buck and then went to work trying to figure out how to untangle the deer safely. As he stepped closer to the deer, he pushed the deer’s head down gently towards the ground, and by pressing on the rack, he relieved the pressure that was causing tension after the antler slid right out from its stuck position. The deer “just jumped up and ran off into the woods.”