Desperately, John tried to tell him he'd shot a giant deer
, but his father only heard, "I shot a steer." (It's something they laugh at to this day.)
"You shoot three or four giant deer
off a farm, and you show up the next year and have three or four more on the very first trail-camera pull," he said.
"Although we once lived in a world of giants: giant beavers, giant armadillos, giant deer
, etc, we now live in a world that is becoming increasingly impoverished of large wild mammalian species," says says Professor Jens-Christian Svenning from Aarhus University, who heads a large research program on megafauna.
Some blame climate change which also wiped out the woolly rhino, giant deer
and sabre tooth tiger.
It's a small, free museum in the heart of Warwick which has natural history, geology and fossil displays including the skeleton of a prehistoric Giant Deer
In early 2016, he and his uncle spotted a giant deer
At about the same time as the discovery of the giant deer
, workers draining nearby Martin Mere unearthed prehistoric canoes and a metal axe.
The shock had me frozen like a statue, dumbfounded at how such a giant deer
could have been hidden literally in plain sight, but more so by the fact that this B&C critter was a whitetail and not a muley!
Frauds who shoot a giant deer
in one state and try to pass it off as a new record book buck in another can be readily foiled now.
At Birmingham's | inktank science museum there is a skeleton of Megaloceros, the extinct Giant Deer
. It stood 7ft tall at the shoulder and had the largest antlers ever known, with a span of about 12ft.
You're welcome to come along and also handle some original bones of an auroch, bison and giant deer
Years later I discovered that, despite its name, the "Irish elk" was not an elk but a giant deer
. Nor was it exclusively Irish.