Rudolph’s worst nightmare

The tree stands about six feet tall. Photo available for purchase

The tree stands about six feet tall.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM.


The Oxendines of Carrabelle have a Christmas decoration that’s one of a kind.

Its six feet tall and weighs 1,000 pounds and no tree died to create it.

But a whole passel of deer donated their antlers to make it possible.

When Yule rolls around each year, Shawn, Christina and family decorate a tree comprised of dozens of deer antlers.

Christina Oxendine said they started the tree about 15 years ago, an invention that grew out of the necessity of finding a use for dozens of deer horns collected by her avid hunter husband.

After their marriage, Shawn began to hunt and always tried to make use of the whole deer. Each year, he had the heads of antlered bucks mounted to hang on the wall.

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