CASTILE – Calm your deer fever, folks. This image of a gargantuan whitetail that was allegedly shot in Letchworth State Park is a hoax, spread by a Facebook user via joke site react365.com.
The post has many Livingston County hunters excited that this monster could be a state record breaker that grew up locally.
“Buffalo native BOB MARZEC , of Chektowaga NY, got this State record buck in Letchworth State Park. Accompanied by his son who is a Park Officer. MR.Marzec plans to show off this beauty at shows!” says the post.
But, the site react365.com is designed for social media users to gag their friends. There is no reliable indication that the deer in the photo came from Livingston County or even New York State.
“Prank your friends with fake news!” the site says. A disclaimer at the bottom says, “This website is an entertainment website, news are created by users. These are humourous news, fantasy, fictional, that should not be seriously taken or as a source of information.”
According to a Facebook page by the same name, the ‘Bob Marzec’ referred to in the gag post appears to be a real person, a deer hunter and from the Buffalo area.