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    Three Legged Roe

    Spotted this doe out of a group of 4 this morning on the school run

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    poor thing needs shot. I have seen a few kicking about myself, that one looks as if its been caught on somthing cheers Hootsman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hootsman View Post
    poor thing needs shot. I have seen a few kicking about myself, that one looks as if its been caught on somthing cheers Hootsman
    I agree, looking to find out who owns that field and let them know.

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    Not saying it doesn't need culling but.....

    If you search through the site there are numerous reports of three (and even two!) legged deer that have "recovered" to lead pretty normal lives. We had a three-legged roe doe that was around for several years and bred successfully. Deer are remarkably resilient animals.

    I would have said that she was urinating/scent marking in the first photo, rather than resting on the stump of her rear leg, which maybe makes it look worse - in the second photo she seems much more balanced. As I say, just speculation on my part.

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    I came past a bit later and got another picture of them couched, there is nothing to say this is a new injury and apart from a definite limp it is still getting about.


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    Thanks for posting that PointBlank

    Cracking photos by the way, really interesting.

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    As have said before, I have in one herd at the moment 3 Fallow does that are on three legs all of which appear happy with their lot,
    2 of them have yearlings running with them, and all jump fences etc without to much trouble.
    If however any of them start to struggle their end will be very swift.

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    I've seen a few deer over the years with three legs, they manage fine.

    Al

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    This Roe doe wasn`t going about very well before I took it into custody.
    HWH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stag1933 View Post
    This Roe doe wasn`t going about very well before I took it into custody.
    HWH.
    That is just horrible for the poor thing...

    Congratulations to the custody sergeant on a job well done..
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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