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A friend emailed the pictures to me recently. It is not unusual the see the "clasp of death" as part of a battle in spiral horn animals, but is the first time I see it in BUFFALO. Bulls often fight and develop a distinct disliking in there opponents. Fights usually do not last long and one of the Bulls will stand down.

However there are perfect examples of BUFFALO bulls fighting to the end. Take a look at the pictures below by Dr. Paul Meyer attending to a bull with his face skin and eyes almost separated from the skull!


Dr. Paul Meyer can be contacted at paul@wildlifevet.co.za

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