deer vs raccoons

Young Buck Fights Raccoons Off the Corn Pile

Things get testy when a buck battles raccoons at the bait station.

Everyone can appreciate a free lunch.

In this case, a few too many critters were enjoying the bait pile provided by the Minnesota Wildlife Camera Team.

See how a buck fights raccoons for a free meal.

A website called Deer Trail provides a continuous live feed of bait piles in Minnesota. In this one, a frustrated young buck wants the food to himself! Who can blame the raccoons for filling their bellies with some fresh food? At least the feeding frenzy made for an entertaining video.

Moral of the story: don't interfere with a hungry whitetail buck bulking up for a long, strenuous rut.