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Old 12-01-2017, 07:59 AM   #1
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Going through trail cam pictures last night. Weve never seen this one, but look at his feet and they way his standing on them.





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Old 12-01-2017, 08:02 AM   #2
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That's a flat footed rascal there lol. Never seen one like that.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:05 AM   #3
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That's 2 dudes in a deer costume pulling a prank on you.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:06 AM   #4
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Lol looks like that buck has got camel...feet
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:10 AM   #5
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Every picture we have of him is like that. Hopefully Tyler will see him this weekend, Im curious to know how he walks.


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Old 12-01-2017, 08:12 AM   #6
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Looks like some type of dwarfism to me.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:12 AM   #7
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He needs arch Supports . In reality he looks short and thick also. Almost like dwarfism.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:13 AM   #8
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Lol looks like that buck has got camel...feet
Camel is the first thing I thought of when I saw that!
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:14 AM   #9
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I bet he's real old & his tendons are broke down. I've seen it happen to horses but never deer.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:24 AM   #10
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He must weigh a ton!
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:26 AM   #11
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Thats how all bucks walk.... Thats how you know its a buck track LOL
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:44 AM   #12
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My guess would be growth deformity from birth. I doubt tendon breakage as he has it on all four feet....
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:45 AM   #13
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I bet he's real old & his tendons are broke down. I've seen it happen to horses but never deer.
Rocking back on their heels is a great indication of age. I've just never seen it like that! He's either very old, injured, or just has some form of deformity.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:51 AM   #14
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Weird stuff
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:20 AM   #15
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Looks like a really old deer that is just kinda starting to "break down". Cant say I have ever seen that on all for legs before.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:31 AM   #16
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Very old buck, you can also see the callouses over his knees on his front legs. I would guess 10+. Do you have any picts of him standing with his head up?
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:35 AM   #17
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Old buck! I shot one like that a few years ago that wound up aging at 10.5.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:35 AM   #18
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he has very weak pasterns. I have seen it in goats. in goats it is a poor genetic trait that is bred out over time if someone is paying attention to their herd. I would be leaning to bad genetics 1st, old age second.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:37 AM   #19
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He's a sick deer. Blood is pulled away from the feet of deer when they are under stress from an illness.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:37 AM   #20
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Very old buck, you can also see the callouses over his knees on his front legs. I would guess 10+. Do you have any picts of him standing with his head up?


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Old 12-01-2017, 09:38 AM   #21
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Very old buck, you can also see the callouses over his knees on his front legs. I would guess 10+. Do you have any picts of him standing with his head up?
Callouses on the knees doesn't always mean "old age". We shot a buck last week that had callouses the size of half dollars on both front knees and he was only 5.5

Callouses depend on the terrain they live in and where they bed down.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:40 AM   #22
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Deer are amazing animals for sure. I can't say what caused his condition but I did see a pic a while back of a buck that had lost both of his rear hoofs at the ankle and was walking on pure exposed bone. Don't know how that one survived but it was clear he was a tough one.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:53 AM   #23
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Bet his tracks after a little rain would confuse some folks
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:58 AM   #24
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I think EHD causes hooves to do that.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:05 AM   #25
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Being an animal chiropractor, I have seen this in everything from dogs, mostly German Shepherds, to cattle and goats. Although I haven't treated a deer for it, in other animals, when injury isn't involved, it is a genetic issue more times that not. In this case, given the distribution to all 4 limbs, I would lean toward genetics and age. Cull
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:05 AM   #26
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he has very weak pasterns. I have seen it in goats. in goats it is a poor genetic trait that is bred out over time if someone is paying attention to their herd. I would be leaning to bad genetics 1st, old age second.
This...down pasterns.
Happens in horses and dogs too. I have never seen it in deer.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:30 AM   #27
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I think EHD causes hooves to do that.
With EHD you typically only see thin fractures or small cracks in the hooves themselves, not usually this kind entire foot posture deformity...
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:33 AM   #28
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wow! Need to shoot him
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:08 PM   #29
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I agree that he looks to be an older deer. Some old timers say you can age a deer by the number of wrinkles on his ears and he does have quite a few. Is this in an AR county? If so, will he make 13 inches?
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:18 PM   #30
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That's 2 dudes in a deer costume pulling a prank on you.
😂😂😂 exactly what I was thinking
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #31
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He has down Pasterns. I have also seen it in goats. Genetic.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:33 PM   #32
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Foundered
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:36 PM   #33
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I'd name him Rickety Cricket
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:41 PM   #34
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We had a deer like that once. You could tell by the way he ran it was him every time. We finally took him and he was 10-12 years old with only a few teeth.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:42 PM   #35
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He has down Pasterns. I have also seen it in goats. Genetic.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:08 PM   #36
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Camel toes
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:52 PM   #37
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He old.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:14 PM   #38
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His Mom was a deer and his Daddy was a llama.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:42 AM   #39
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Thats how all bucks walk.... Thats how you know its a buck track LOL
Best answer! I was also thinking broken down pasterns. Goats will do that if their hooves are not trimmed for long periods of time.

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Old 12-02-2017, 09:41 AM   #40
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Really really old!
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