I shot this buck yesterday which had this fused leg bone from a serious fracture. I spotted it's unusual gait as soon as it first moved and was amazed that it was so mobile for such a bad break. It was running in a strange fashion as the foot was turned round the wrong way but it was still acting as normal apart from that ! |The head was a reasonable six pointer and was fairly symmetrical. ( see previous thread on this subject)
The bone mass is considerable as you can see from the thickness of the other leg. The animal was in average condition considering the rut and it's predicament etc. My guess is that it may have been a fence injury or something similar as the rest of the leg was normal.
A good cull buck but the poor b****r must have suffered previously.