I was asking a pal yesterday if he also experienced itchy hands after gralloching roe as I do.If I can only get a quick swill of the hands in a nearby burn or have to use moss to clean the blood off, my hands (especially the backs) will itch intensely untill I can get them washed in warm water and soap. This only happens with roe.
It would appear to be quite a common occurence. Do others get the same?. If so why only roe?. Can anyone give a good reason for such a human skin reaction to only roedeer blood and not that of red,fallow or sika?.