Last night I shot very unusual fallow. The doe had been spotted in our local area several times recently with what had appeared to be a large flap of skin hanging from her neck. Assumed to be either a barbed wire injury or damage from a bad neck shot from poachers (it is out of season after all) it was decided that if she was seen, she would be culled on welfare grounds as she would likely be flyblown and maggoty. On inspecting her the "flap" turned out to be a very large growth about the size firmness and shape of a mango. It was feed by blood vessels and attached through a tube of skin. She was about 3 years old but had not produced a fawn this year. She was very heavy with fat but otherwise in reasonable condition. None of her glands showed any signs of disease. Has anyone come across this or similar before? If you want a picture please pm and I will forward one to you.
Thanks for any suggestions - FF