It happened in the yard of Willoughby resident, Bob Gamber. He’s the father-in-law of Richmond Heights Police Chief Thomas Wetzel and the retired police chief of Rock Creek.
The buck can be seen making a few attempts to knock down his opponent before his final successful blow to the side of a buck – statue.
Thankfully, he got away just in time before the concrete yard decoration had a chance to retaliate.
Wetzel said they needed a backhoe to lift the lawn ornament, estimated to weigh 300 lbs., back to its rightful spot in the yard.
For now, the real deer – 1; the pretend deer – 0; until next time…