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What do you think this growth is?
Got a bull on the cameras last month with a large lump on its side. What do you all think it is?
I guess I clicked the button twice before waiting and got a duece.
oh, the date on the picture is not correct. Didn't reset it after putting in the batteries this year. It was probably late June.
Looks like a subcutaneous abscess. Likely caused by an injury such as being poked by a sharp stick. (I literally mean a stick, not referring to an arrow.)
Yes, it had to be a Rage. I mean, any other broadhead shot in the exact same spot would have swiftly killed this elk. HAHAHA!
I've seen those before, occasionally. Agree with Geeg Simon
Whoever kills him is going to have a blast cutting that open. So satisfying!
Hopefully he will open it up when wallowing ,after he sheds.
Have seen this on cattle. Caused by bot fly.
Just looks like an extra large “outtie” to me.
Brotsky……..I shot a doe several years ago, that had a baseball sized abscess under her jaw……I couldn’t bring myself to do exploratory surgery on her. I’ll take your word for it.
The rest of you are probably right, but I'm going with the irrational answer.
Siamese twin that he absorbed in the womb. Thus obtaining the power of the other bull. Now he must fight for the honor of his dead brother that never had a chance to rut. God help the bulls who have to face him this year.
Dyjack, I like that answer, but I dont believe that you are correct....LOL
I killed a buck last year that had the same thing/same spot. I believe Greg is mostly correct. The buck had a puncture wound low through his flank, just rear of his ribcage. a half tennis ball size of gut herniated through the puncture. The flank muscle healed to the extent that it could, but left a golf ball sided hole through his flank muscle. I couldnt pull the herniated piece of gut into the inside. Had to surgically remove it from the outside. The buck did NOT survive the surgery.......
It's a TUMMA, I had a doe with a basketball size TUMMA hanging down between her front legs cost me my first big iowa buck. I was so focused on her TUMMA I didn't realize the buck was walking by until it was to late.
ki-ke…….you should have used a Rage….he might have survived;-)
I now can see it being a stick wound. The area this bull lives has so much dead downfall that getting through it is almost dangerous now. A bull that jumps just a little wrong or mistakes how deep a hole between the trees are is going to get a sharp branch in the belly.
I’d say he has an acne problem.
Maybe run the question past Doctor Pimple Popper.
C’mon guys, we all know this is just a side effect of covid. If I shoot an elk this year definitely gettin it tested ;-)