I took an apparently healthy Roe Buck this morning with a Heart/Lung shot. When I was dressing the carcass I opened up the chest cavity as usual and found that it contained a good quantity of pussy yellow fluid that looked like custard and had the same consistency. The chest organs were completely disrupted by the shot, so I have no way of knowing if I had smashed open a tumorous lump. I found no sign of abnormal tissue - only this thick 'custardy' yellow liquid.
The kidneys and liver were fine and all the lymph nodes were as they should be. The deer had a good set of teeth and was feeding normally. I have been watching it for a fortnight and it seemed otherwise in good health.
Has anyone ever come across this? Do deer get cancer? Could this be a cancerous discharge?
Please share your knowledge.