Has anyone seen a growth like this?

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JaxsonStar
 
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Has anyone seen a growth like this?

Postby JaxsonStar » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:37 pm

My field cam caught this buck on 25 Sep. I have previous pics of him, beginning in early Sep where the growth is small, and each pic after shows it getting larger. I haven't seen him on my cam since 25 Sep. Does anyone know what this growth could be? I've never seen anything quite like this before. Appreciate any feedback on this.
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Re: Has anyone seen a growth like this?

Postby Deebz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:13 am

I've seen pics and such of things like this on deer in the past. I've never seen anything in the flesh though. Short answer, it's a tumor. There are a lot of things that could cause such a tumor, so without actually being able to examine the deer, it's hard to tell. It could be some kind of damage/infection from a near miss with a car or barbed wire, it could just be a fatty tumor (I had a dog with one once), it could be cancer.

The deer looks pretty healthy overall aside from the growth...hard to say without a dead deer in front of you to examine
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Re: Has anyone seen a growth like this?

Postby rthomas4 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:34 pm

Yep, that appears to be a tumor or some sort of injury that became infected. Check out the deer in the pictures I posted down in the "photo corner" thread, that my brother killed Monday night. The growth on the one he killed was actually a hernia.
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