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Old 17 August 2007, 05:17 AM
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Icon86 (Dead) Wart-Covered Deer

Read the caption below before looking at the pictures. If that deer could talk it would have been screaming SHOOT ME!!!

Wart Covered Deer - This is amazing it was killed in Tenn.

THIS IS A BUCK KILLED IN TENN.
UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE....

The guy who killed it wrote:

"I killed this buck thursday. It was the nastiest thing I have ever
seen. I was told they were deer warts but nobody has seen any
this bad. I walked up to him at 25 yards in a bean field, he just stood up
and started walking towards me. I still had my climbing stand on my
back."







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Old 17 August 2007, 05:21 AM
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Poor deer. Looks like an extreme case of them.

Deer Warts (from Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks)
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Old 17 August 2007, 05:44 AM
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I have been hunting white tails for many years and have never seen anything like that up here. That's not to say there isn't, I just haven't ever seen it.
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Old 17 August 2007, 03:36 PM
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So I wonder if it is still edible?
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Old 17 August 2007, 03:39 PM
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Are you sure they're warts and not, maybe, tumors?

I definitely wouldn't be eating that. I really hope they aren't...
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Old 17 August 2007, 03:45 PM
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The article that Astra posted mentions that the warts effect only the skin and none of the underlying tissues. Apparently once you skin the deer, there's no sign of the warts, so the meat should still be edible. Definitely not pleasant to see though, poor thing.
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Old 17 August 2007, 06:52 PM
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MMmmmmm... venison!
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Old 17 August 2007, 07:04 PM
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That ther ain't no dear. That's a fox with the mange.
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Old 17 August 2007, 07:05 PM
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From the link:

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Rarely do fibromas cause deer any problems, but occasionally the location of a large single or multiple clump of fibromas can interfere with sight, eating, breathing, or even affect the ability of the deer to walk.
I know that the link said that they rarely cause problems. Do they hurt the deer, though? Or, in a way that makes me sound less like a five year old, even if they don't cause them walking/eating/breathing problems, do they cause pain, itching, discomfort?
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Old 17 August 2007, 07:18 PM
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Do they hurt the deer, though?
Sounds possible. My first thought after reading this in the OP was that it could have been a suicide.

"he just stood up and started walking towards me."
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Old 18 August 2007, 01:31 AM
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That ther ain't no dear. That's a fox with the mange.
no, it's a Chupacabra

lol @ penguin


on a more serious note....warts, tumors, whatever, I ain't eatin' any of that.
Poor thing, feel bad for it.
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