I was out last weekend and shot a muntjac doe at last light.
Skinning it in the larder I went to check the teeth for aging purposes and saw something unusual.
I boiled and prep'd the jaw today and this is what I found:
I originally wondered whether it could have picked up the shot when eating grain from the pheasant feeders and cracked the tooth that way, but looking at it here it appears the shot entered from the jaw externally, cracked the tooth and then lodged in the gap created.
The doe was quite happily feeding as it came across the field towards me from the boundary and I'm not sure how advanced a muntjac's dental nervous system is to say whether it would have been in pain.
The rest of the animal was fine, with no abnormality in the lymph nodes.