Live, antler-locked deer are an uncommon sight for hunters, but they frequently have the courtesy to be on dry land for outdoorsmen looking to lend a hand. In the video below, hunter Charlie Anderson and his son Adam came across an antler-locked buck struggling with its deceased opponent in what appears to be a small lake. As the deer desperately tried to keep its head above the water, the Andersons gave the entangled antlers a few whacks from an ax to free the live buck.
We attempted to reach Charlie Anderson—who is a veterinarian—for an interview, but was told that he is currently still on vacation. It is, after all, deer season.
Update 11-20-2013: We were able to contact Adam—the man wielding the ax. You can read our interview with him here.