MICHIGAN (WJW) – A photographer in Michigan captured images of a very unique deer: it has three antlers.
Steve Lindberg is a former state representative from the Upper Peninsula. He’s also an amateur photographer who tries to post one nature-related photo a day to social media, The Detroit Free Press reports.
“Five days before rifle season for whitetail deer and look who I get to see along with his girlfriend: a three-antlered, nine or twelve-point buck,” Lindberg wrote on Facebook.
“I don’t recall ever seeing a three antlered deer before.”
On Nov. 12, he posted another photo to “dispel any Photoshop rumors.”
A Michigan veterinarian told the Detroit Free Press that the deer looks normal and healthy. He explained that the oddity could have been caused when the deer was an embryo; the bud that leads to the antler’s growth could have separated. It also could have been damaged when the antlers were growing, causing one of them to split.
Regardless, Lindberg’s photos have been shared thousands of times.