Three-Antler Deer Spotted In The U.P. [PHOTOS]

By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) What in the holy ...?"

We can only imagine what words were uttered when former state Rep. Steve Lindberg, R- 109th District, stumbled onto this sight in the Upper Peninsula.

He saw a deer with three antlers.

"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 (depending if you want to count the two little tines on the right antler, and the small tine on the left antler). I don't recall ever seeing a three antlered deer before."

See the photos here.

For the haters, he posted a second pic proving that it wasn't photoshop.

"Every person who knows anything about Steve Lindberg, knows PhotoShop is something other people use to get photos that still fall short of Steve's unaltered original images!" friend Thom Skelding wrote on Facebook. talked to a large-animal veterinarian Dr. Steve Edwards of Lakeview Animal Clinic in Lakeview, who said the buck is extremely rare.

"This buck looks totally healthy, and the buck is normal," he told the Freep. "A normal, healthy, good-looking buck. But, yes, there are two antlers coming out one side. Of course, these are antlers — not horns."

He said as an embryo the deer's antler buds probably separated into two, or after he was born, the bud was damaged and split.