Peg legged buck!
Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:54 PM
He wasn't exagerating. The buck was 4x4 and fat as a hog. Really big by our D5 foothill standards. Both of us could barely lift it into the back of his truck! As I grabbed the back legs, I noticed there was no hoof on one of them. After we got it hung it up, a closer examination of the rear leg revealed that deer had been walking on it's leg bone for a very long time. The hoof was gone and so was the flesh about 2 inches up the bone. The bone was exposed and it was clean and dry. Any appearance of infection appeared to be long gone! It was crazy. I took pictures but I surf from my smartphone and despite many tries, I've never been able to upload photos to this forum...
The only thing we could figure out is that the buck had found a VERY happy place to recover after sustaining his injury, like right under an automatic feeder or something. And that kind of makes sense because my buddy has a neighbor that HATES his hunting so she feeds the deer to keep them on her prooperty. Despite his injury this thing had a very healthy fat layer. We joked that he should send her a thank you note. But then we decided better of that idea!
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