What caused this buck’s antler pedicle to be malshaped?

By Grant Woods,

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Per your recent post on Facebook regarding deformed skulls/antlers, I have a unique one for you.
Is this deformity from a brain mass or something other? I’ve never seen anything like it, and am curious on your thoughts.

Thanks, and God Bless!



I suspect the malshaped antler pedicle in the picture you shared was caused by an accident.  Brain abscesses rarely result in a malshaped antler pedicle.  

I also noticed his left eye socket was malshaped which is another indicator of an injury.

Enjoy creation,


January 31, 2016