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Duelling bucks stop traffic on Highway 97 near Peachland

An Okanagan man caught the action on video

A driver recently happened upon a rare sight while travelling along Highway 97 near Peachland.

Two bucks duking it spilled out onto the highway right in front of Stephen James Köenig’s vehicle.

In his video, Köenig said the animals were sparring “ironically” at Antlers Beach.

After about a minute of sparring, both bucks ran off.

Sparring is common during this time, which is thought to strengthen social bonds between bucks. Sparring also establishes dominance and a local hierarchy.

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Twila Amato
Video journalist, Black Press Okanagan
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