I haven’t seen this buck since he was in velvet, so I am very happy to see him show back up. I am concerned with the unusually large mass on his neck. I would credit it to fighting and then getting an infection but haven’t seen anything like this before.
He has had a lump on his lower jaw line (you can see in the 1st picture) since the summer when he first showed up on camera. I was wondering if this could have any connection to his neck?
The fact that he is still showing “normal” activity is a testament to Gods creation of these animals and just how strong they are.
Do you have any thoughts on what this might be?
Have a great day!
It’s certainly possible that the lump on the buck’s neck is related to a lump on his lower jaw. I doubt anyone can diagnose the cause of this lump or give an accurate prognosis without examining the deer.
If you learn more please share with me!
November 9, 2015