Was stalking sunday, seen loads of does... no bucks.
dont you just hate that... soon as they are in season they vanish.
thats why they call it stalking not shooting.
whilst i was up in the seat i saw a deer lying in the grass.
all i could see was her head. as i watched her another came out 30 or meters from her so i was switching views to see if a buck was in tow.
needless to say there wasnt however when this deer got up she was limping a little and not to sure on her feet. i had seen her before (last april may) limping and she was making great progress and i let her be. i seen that she had red marks and something hanging from her rear area. at first i thought she was either in labour or had just given birth. whislt watching her she went on for 5/6 yards and sat down. she done this three times. she was about 120 yards and i couldnt see with great clarity what the red was. upon advice i observed for a little longer. unfortunately she seemed to be get worse. at first i did feel as if i was about to see a birth but she just didnt look right. after 50 mins i watched her struggle and lay down. i after much hard deliberation decided to get closer and see what the issue was. once i was 40 yards off i seen her and it was not good news. she was clearly in pain and her head was nodding.... i took the decision and bang it was done. you will see it was the right call. you will also see the elongated front hoof from the limp. even when you do the right thing it sticks in your throat.. poor girl. i wont forget her in a while.. there was a small hole about an inch in her tummy. no sign of any animal interference...