Drooling Illinois Buck Stared Down a Photographer for 10 Minutes
Let's have a staring contest. That's more or less what a big Illinois buck did recently with a photographer. To add an additional degree of difficulty, he did it while drooling. A lot.
Here's how the outdoorsman described this face-to-snout encounter:
What is the closest you have seen of a beautiful big buck like this? Watch his facial expressions, his drooling, his breathing, his eyeballs as they stare right at you and right into your soul! For your convenience I had to fast forward this stare down, just so you might have a chance to win!
You'll be grateful that he fast-forwards his video to spare you about 5 minutes of this stare-down.
Seeing this much drool makes me wonder if this was captured during this buck's rutting season. That's a lot of deer slobber.
The drooling Illinois buck had those commenting on YouTube drooling:
Jerry Beaver - "Definitely a mouth breather"
Joey Fort - "That’s a horse with antlers lol"
Roy Peavy - "Nice buck he will be a boozer next year if he makes it"
Mike Dobson - "He's a perty one, looks mature 👌"
I'd love to have the zoom that the guy who captured the video has. As he scaled back near the end of the video, it reveals he was probably a 100 yards away from this big buck. Probably why he was able to get such a long encounter without spooking Bambi.