Nah it's all good, it already received a lethal dose of lead poisoning.
one more thing, to add, this area has been hit hard for the 2nd time in 3 years with Blue tongue. For those not familiar, it's a disease delivered by a certain gnat biting the deer during the summer, they then run a fever, go to water to drink and then founder themselves and die. Seems to affect bucks more than does, the theory is because when it bites their antlers while in velvet the blood is close to the surface and they're able to inject straight into the blood stream. Lots, and lots of big bucks have been found dead due to this.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SingleShot85</div><div class="ubbcode-body">an oddity for sure, but does happen, strange that it rubbed the velvet off, most of the ones I read about stay in velvet until they drop them.
cool deer non the less.
A lot of them never drop their antlers, they just grow bigger and more gnarly. I suspect this is the case with the deer pictured. Lots of them in my area. The whole deer population started with 15 animals and being on an island makes for some serious inbreeding.
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that is freaky looking. Like its a big surprise that she had not given birth. Now maybe if she was living in San Francisco that wouldnt be the case b/c the bucks out there actually prefer mating with other "bucks"