We had a deer movement day today to try and reduce the numbers of fallow deer on one of the estates we manage the deer on and managed to shoot 10 fallow.
One of the fallow does I shot had a uterus that was as hard as a brick and smelt dreadful, on opening up the uterus this is what I found .
I am assuming the doe conceived during the rut last year and then the foetus developed to full term then either died before birth and the doe could not get rid of the foetus which did not re-absorb and was slowly decomposing within her.
She was a bag of bones when shot, but as she was in a group of 10-12 animals it was difficult to judge that she had something wrong, she was just unlucky sticking her head and neck out far enough for a shot without hitting any behind her.
You can see the skull eye and hoof in both the pictures, Any ideas ?