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    What do you make of this fellow?

    I collected a card from one of my trail cameras yesterday evening and found the following video & photo on it.

    I've not seen this roe buck before. It clearly has some healed injuries to its hind legs - especially on the right side - but I'd welcome any other observations that members might make abut its condition. I have my own ideas, of course, but prefer not to influence the jury!

    Video: http://s66.photobucket.com/user/Mr_G...8683b.mp4.html


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    It does not look in top condition to me but it may be getting on in years.

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    Looks like he needs shot pour head and thin

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    Fence or RTA injury from some time ago that has calcified and healed up by the looks of things

    Lost muscle mass to right haunch especially but seems mobile and healthy enough.
    You would be amazed at what injuries they can carry on normal life with
    Neck is a little thin but compared to one I shot last week with no injuries he is a beast!

    Needs shooting as despite his condition he is hardly likely to mate unless the rest of the bucks are in a worse state!
    As he is not adding anything to the gene pool and more likely to get himself into more trouble on the road

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    Thanks for your responses.

    "may be getting on in years" was my feeling too.

    There have been at least two better-looking bucks on the ground, but I've not caught them on camera recently, so it looks like I'd better get out there a bit this weekend and take a look for myself...

    "Docendo discimus" - Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – 65 AD)
    “Comodidad, tranquilidad y buena alimentacion” - A Spanish recipe for contentment that oddly omits hunting.
    "I'm off to spend some time at the top of the food chain..." - (after) Tulloch
    "Oh [dear], they probably heard that in the village!" - RickoShay

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    Looks like his hind quarters have lost an argument with a dog/ fence/ car at some point in the past

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    First thought, a big dog?

    Seemed a crush injury with two wound sites?

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    I would say that it is causing it quite a bit off pain to walk on , I would shoot that one as you might find there is more to that then what you can just see .Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	42148you can see how the leg is bent this was still puss filled as well not nice much kinder to end the suffering

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    I went out this evening to see if I could get a look at him, but one of the better bucks came by instead.

    I watched him graze some, browse some, and then fray against some big thistles - whose leaves he munched as he gave his antlers a good scrubbing with the stems - and with what I took to be a thoroughly-contented look on his face.

    Of course it made me kick myself that I hadn't taken my camera with me.
    "Docendo discimus" - Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – 65 AD)
    “Comodidad, tranquilidad y buena alimentacion” - A Spanish recipe for contentment that oddly omits hunting.
    "I'm off to spend some time at the top of the food chain..." - (after) Tulloch
    "Oh [dear], they probably heard that in the village!" - RickoShay

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