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    Blind buck with slippers

    I was out for an evening stalk the other night basking in the sunshine , which makes a nice change , when I noticed a buck feeding on buttercups in a hay meadow about 300 yards away. I had to crawl on hands and knees til I got about 120 yards from the buck , I was sweating profusely I can tell you !!!!

    As he fell .....



    As I performed the gralloch I noticed he was blind in one eye ...



    He was also wearing his Aladdins slippers ....



    He weighed 48lbs and was in great condition but I think better off being culled !!

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    There was a slight puncture presumably from another buck ??

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    Well done, I think you saved him from a lot of suffering in the future.
    Jonathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonher View Post
    Well done, I think you saved him from a lot of suffering in the future.
    Hear-hear,

    Absolute classic cull animal, with at least one or two of the few things you look for when thinning them through - Poor body condition and bad health from the rear end would be the other i'd look for. Those slippers are something though! Having said all this we dont know how long the animal has been blind - and as it is good cond. goes to show what a robust animal they really are...

    T

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    Very interesting, I wonder if the slots malformation was related to the head injury?

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