Swollen deer butt

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  1. weekender21

    weekender21 Active Member

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    I think I remember a discussion on this topic last year but can’t find it. The deer (doe) appeared healthy. Thoughts on what causes this?

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    Is she dead? Roadkill? I've seen that when they get hit by a car. Puts a lot of pressure on the guts and they will take the path of least resistance.
     
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    That's a new one for me. Never seen anything like that.
     
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    I shot her, she ran 200 yards and was dead in seconds. I watched her for at least 15 minutes while she fed on white oak acorns. She appeared healthy.


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    They call that a rose bud in some circles.

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    Gotcha. That’s a new one on me.


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    What did you find if anything when you opened her up?

    I'm wondering if it was caused by:
    Hemorrhoids
    An insect that crawled in there and it festered
    Swollen Anal Gland (dogs get these and boy do they stink when the Vet squeezes the junk out)
     
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    I deboned her, gutless method. Once the meat was taken care of I did take a look, mainly to confirm she wasn’t pregnant. It would be very odd this time of year but she was really fat. She wasn’t pregnant; stomach content was bright green, nothing obvious but I’m no biologist.


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    Some sort of gastrointestinal issue? I think it was David (little river farm in SC) that had a similar deer last season.


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