What’s wrong with this deer?

By Grant Woods,

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Grant,can you explain what on earth I have going on here? And is this the same deer in all four pix? A deer like this was spotted in that area 3 weeks after the last pix and looked perfectly healthy.
I saw a deer like this in Ohio back in the 80’s and also saw one about ten years ago about 10 miles from where these pix were taken.
Just curious as to why this has happened and if it is more than one deer. And anything I should be doing or watching for in the heard.




Wow – that deer looks sick.  There’s no way to accurately diagnose what’s wrong with that deer without handling it. I hope you will share these pics with your local state game agency biologist!  It’s important to identify the cause of sick deer.

Enjoy creation,