It's often posted on here about how tough animals are and how they bounce back from injuries. Thought I'd share this of a buck shot recently. Apart from his odd antlers he looked fine and well and was grazing without any issues. On inspecting him though he had a noticeable lump on his lower jaw.
Cleaned it up and looks to have broken it at some point. All fused together loosely with new bone and cartilage. Just thought it may be of interest to some of you.
I've learned from here that leg injuries cause inconsistencies with the opposite side antler growth. Does anyone have anything else that would suggest that injuries elsewhere on the body have a similar effect on the antlers?