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    Leg injury

    Shot a roe at the weekend that had a leg injury
    Any thought as to what could have caused it
    It was heeled up and the deer was walking fine ? Click image for larger version. 

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    More than likely the top strand of a stock fence, you see the youngsters struggle to clear fences, especially roe, had it been broken, hard to tell from the pic.

    As this is a front leg, my hunch is that if caught by a front leg, although the leg may be broken, the weight of the body and the power of the back legs, they may manage to kick themselves free more readily so, than if a back leg gets caught as they lose the power of both back legs even if only caught by one as they are left hanging by the back end, and ending like the beast you shot here alive but with a broken and healed front leg, instead of hanging there until they die

    This is just a hunch as i said, but would be interesting to here from folks to see whether from their experiences and observations of deer caught in fences, are they caught by the front leg or back leg.

    Moose

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