I wonder if any one can shed any light on this for me please. I shot a nice fallow buck tonight on the inspection I found one of the mesenteric lymp nodes had blood in it. It was not hard or pusey and the blood was not congealed when I cut it open it ran out. There was no other problems or sign of disease in any of the othe lymph nodes all looked good with a healthy covering of fat on the carcass. I noted it on the declaration. I should say the deer was head shot so it was not a bullet fragment. Has any one else seen this could it be a sign of a rutting accident maybe a good dig from another buck although I could see no signs of bruising any where else.