I am curious to know that from any of the odd heads we have seen on the site or from the rut, if the lymph nodes either singular or multiples swollen.
The reason I ask is that I shot a roe buck this evening who had one swollen lymph node on the mesenteric chain and one on the portal.
I could see no other enlargements and double checked the sub and retor**gle.
The only visual sign of anything was that his left antler had no tines and was straight as a die. The other was well formed.
Weight was good and no others signs that would cause concern. Behaviour was normal.
I wonder if the rut had taken it's toll on him?
I have kept the gralloch so i can take some pics which I will post tomorrow.