second deer of the year and its another poorly one. This time I got pictures.
The doe was going really badly and from the pictures you will see why. She nearly fell a few times. She was "cycling" with her front legs in a really peculiar motion. Her body weight was poor. I assume people agree it was the right thing to shoot her?
THEN, I performed the gralloch and was again faced with swollen nodes and empty intestine. I have never seen enlarged nodes before as large as the last 2 deer. Is my analysis correct that the intestine is empty? Would it be fair to assume that this is likely because of the difficulty she had getting around? Again I have not seen empty intestines before as all the deer I have previously shot have been impressively full.
I could find no other obvious signs of a problem so is it possible that the gut nodes were up because of the feet or might it have been the fact she was on a rape field and may have resorted to eating it due to her mobility problems?
How common is the Aladins slipper thing and why does it happen? Presumably it becomes painful?
Sorry to bombard you guys with all the questions but I am fascinated.