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Illinois hairless deer killed
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I don’t start many threads so hopefully link works.
Had a friend send me interesting article this morning.
Here's a proper link.
That thing is creepy looking!!
That is the ugliest deer I've ever seen!
Zombie deer. Wonder how he survived the winters.
Gives a new meaning to ‘buck skin’!
He’d look good strapped to the hood of a low rider.
Nmwapiti - that’s first thought I had as well. Article mentioned he was low in fat/very lean because he was burning more fat to stay warm without the hair…but still!
Great, a deerscaping thread now :) Crazy deer
Probably an allergic condition.
His dad Steve is a friend of mine and sent me that pic this week. Never saw such a thing before, very interesting. I can't imagine that deer could have survived the entire upcoming mid-western winter hairless.
What part of Illinois, Greg? I’d imagine even in southern Illinois, the chances of that buck surviving the winter would be pretty low. From the pic, my guess would be the buck was at least 1 1/2, possibly 2 1/2. I wonder if it developed this condition this spring/summer.
t-roy they live in New Baden IL (just east of St Louis) but hunt a good ways to the southeast of there. I'm thinking there's no way that deer was hairless last winter. Whatever happened to it must've occurred this spring or summer.
Dale is about 40 miles east of me in southern Illinois. Very near to where I go on my yearly bowhunting trip. We don't get as much snow as we used to, but the temps get down in the single digits pretty often and we have a cold snap coming like that next week. I don't see how that deer could live through even a mildly harsh winter.
That deer looks like a giant walking scrotum!!! No way could I eat that meat. Probably not anything wrong with it, but damn that is one ugly creature!
Ricky The Cabel Guy's Link
I wonder if anyone had trail cameras photos of it from last year? They are such tough, resilient animals that while I can't imagine it surviving a winter, they have proven me wrong before.....
Hmmmm, a little hair on its ears, pubic area, and scent glands. That’s about the same for me except my hocks ain’t been too dark in a few years……
That thing is just bizarre! I'd eat it. Wouldn't be the first hairless thing I've eaten... :-P
Would that deer be considered "buck naked".
Maybe a tick plague like happens to some moose...
Not a deer but I did have this hairless squirrel here last year.
Wish they was all like that..I could gut that 1 and not sneeze
Not me!……There are certain things are just made to be covered with hair……
GFL - What is that a hairless gray squirrel? Is/was it alive in photo?
Bet it had a heck of a time jumping from tree to tree, they use their splayed tail as a rutter in mid air... I bet he fell a lot...8^)
Ya quite sure I’d be passing on that buck for sure, Lol.
Careful, it'll steal your backpack when you're not looking.
"Not me!……There are certain things are just made to be covered with hair……"
Hahaha- there's only one person I would expect to post this, and he did just that!!!