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    Roe Buck - Bald Patches

    Stalked a Roe buck this evening and it had several bald patches although predominately on the middle of the back.

    Prior to shooting it I watched its movements for approximately 20 minutes as it browsed the hedges and the behaviour was normal.

    When I carried out the gralloch all the organs and lymph nodes appeared normal, the hooves and tongue also appeared normal. No other abnormalities were obvious on what seems/seemed a healthy animal.

    Would it be plausible that the bald patches are simply excessive moulting exasperated by the deers movements through barbed wire fencing etc. resulting in bald patches and the several small cuts as seen in the images below?

    Any advise or feed back would be appreciated.

    John


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    .......how long before someone suggests a big cat!?

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    those are cuts, it's been caught up in a barbed wire fence in the last week or so, and seems like it's struggled significantly to get out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tackleberry270 View Post
    .......how long before someone suggests a big cat!?
    nope, haunches first, then head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    nope, haunches first, then head.
    Don't worry! I wasn't serious!! .. although I wouldn't mind a nice leopard-skin rug.

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    rta, no chance, look at the cuts, all same size,,,barbed (d@mned) wire

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    Just the time of year lads dont sweat its not mange or RTA

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    looks like the buck i shot yesterday. the groundround the strike looked like the floor of a barbers, well plus a bit of blood. i assumed its just changing from winter to summer coat.
    Last edited by pete evans; 15-04-2012 at 05:29.

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    Just moulting,get plenty round here with bald patches especially round the neck where they can get a good dig at it,guess it gets a bit itchy.

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