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    Muntjac Fetus

    Hello fellow stalkers

    I shot a Muntjac doe last weekend and she was heavily pregnant, attached are some pics of the fetus, is anyone able to advise me how much longer she would of been carrying as you will notice the fetus is very well developed. Are there any indications as to the how close to fully developed this fetus is? Also can anyone advise me what the large "growths" shown attached to the fetal sack?

    Many thanks
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    Hope you put it in the freezer ready for the taxidermist
    as if you had waited another week you may not of been so lucky

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    With a gestation period of 7 months I would estimate that to be ~6 weeks away from full term.

    The large growths you describe are the caruncle/cotyledon unit that allows the placenta to attach to the mother's uterus[womb] and allow exchange of nutrients from the mother's blood to the foetus's.

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