Stunning video footage shows rutting stags in action

Red deer stags at RSPB Minsmere.

Red deer stags at RSPB Minsmere. - Credit: Archant

This fantastic video of two stags was taken by amateur photographer Charles Cuthbert, from Kelsale, at RSPB Minsmere.

He captured the footage while visiting Red Deer viewpoint at Westleton heath on October 13.

Mr Cuthbert, said: 'It's always a thrill to stand close to Red Deer stags in rut as they can be unpredictable - I once found myself in the path of three running, bellowing stags but fortunately they ignored me!

'To film the deer is fairly easy, but it is not often you get to see stags in combat and locking antlers - this is the true highlight of the rut so I was pleased to be there at that moment.'

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