any idea what could have happened to this deer?

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any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby mhouck06 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:23 am

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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby E man » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:01 am

Are you referring to the dark spots/marks on the face, neck and shoulders? Could be the coat is turning from summer to fall. Typically red coat during the spring/summer that turns to their typical grey/brown for the fall. Should continue to see the blotches to get bigger as the coat changes.
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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby DeerCamp » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:00 am

seems a lil early but could just be getting its fall coat
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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby mhouck06 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:16 pm

yeah.. thats true.. i was just startled by the pic and thot i'd ask what you guys thot of it

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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby mhouck06 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:16 pm

the spot inside the ear is what threw me off

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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby ILBowhunter » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:25 pm

Looks like it has had its head in mud.  I've seen deer sloshing in a creek during the summer... maybe to keep cool.  Might it be trying to keep bugs from its face? 

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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby OHhunter » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:22 pm

Got several pics of deer last summer with very similiar coloration. Many were mature bucks, I see most of them this past fall and all looked normal and healthy. 

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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby howhill1 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:15 am

could be a tick in her ear, but it looks like she's shedding
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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby JOEL » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:36 am

it looks like it got its head stuck inside a fench or something ,ya can see marks on the shoulder too.it probably was running and ran into a fence then struggled a bit to get out of it scratching its ear in the process.lets CSI it[:D]
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RE: any idea what could have happened to this deer?

Postby vambo991 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:45 pm

That's what I thought! it looks more like it just ran smack into a chain link fence or something... I dunno

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