Received a phone from a local farmer at about 21:00 last. Can I come and have a look at a Roe that he thinks may have been hit by a car as it is acting strangely (does not move away when approached). Anyway it's the big field where they are combining in the standing crop at the end near the road.
So off I go drove into the field - parked up and walk the last 50 yards to where the Deer should be. Naturally, can't see a thing. So start searching along the only remaining tram line in the standing crop and there it is. It's sort hunched up with it's head facing back and half standing. It takes no notice of my approach and is despatched with a head shot from about 5/6 yards.
Upon inspection it has a very large wound to the lower right neck which is black smelly and full of maggots. Poor thing must have been suffering for sometime.