Shot a roe doe today. Saw two roe out feeding on rape so pull into the farm and ask the farmer if I could have a stalk into them. By the time we finished talking they had couched down behind a hedge and were ruminating. I stalked in to about 15 meters and watched for 20 mins or so. The kid buck was siting head up and chewing away. The doe was slightly less alert but I hadn't given it any thought.
After twenty minutes the buck got twitchy and stood up moving out of the line of fire. I took the doe with a head shot. After the buck ran away I moved forward and gralloched the doe. The animal was skinny (I haven't weighed her) you can feel her hips and spine the mesenteric nodes were slightly enlarged and teeth were very worn. The main thing that was unusual was the texture and condition of the lungs. The lungs looked bruised and dark and they had a slightly tougher feel to them. There is a kind of cyst that you can see in the 1st photo. I have to confess that i haven't seen this before in the deer i have gralloched or xeen gralloched. Anyone have any ideas?