Photographer captures heartbreaking images of deer with severe skin condition
We reckon it’s a fair bet that if you had to picture a deer, you’d picture a fairly graceful looking animal. It’d have a nice plush coat, a meek manner and a woodland aesthetic that’d put it right at home with the pixies and squirrels. Unfortunately, nature’s not always here to put on the kind of show most people want. Yeah, nah, sometimes nature’s like, “Yeah, nah, check out the warts on this deer.” To prove it, check out these photos…
Rightio, Julie Carrow’s a bit of a gun wildlife photographer.
She gets right out there in nature and captures snap after snap of the best – and worst – nature has to offer. Fortunately, she’s a caring soul and if she sees something she’s worried about, she lets someone know.
And that brings us to this deer. The Minnesota native was participating in a bit of photography when she came across a deer so wracked with weird growths that it looks a bit like Uncle Barry. Have a bloody gander at it. Have you ever seen a fallen log covered in fungus? Yeah, then you know what we’re talking about.
Anyway, Julie immediately felt sorry for the creature and posted some pics on social media to see if anyone else had seen the deer around town. She even wanted to know how she could help him. As you might expect, she did get a response. Yeah, nah, some people were worried the deer might be carrying an infectious disease.
Eventually, though, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Refuge reached out to Julie and told her to chill. They said the growths were ‘fibromas’ or warts caused by PMV – the same virus that causes warts in humans – and that they’ll just be letting nature run its course with this one.
‘They are like warts. In time, they regress and fall off; however, in very extreme cases there can be complications. …We will not interfere with nature in this case. Its main significance lies in the consternation and concern experienced by the hunter who shoots a deer covered with ugly-looking lumps. Though they don’t harm the meat, fibromas are repulsive to most persons and therefore render a fine trophy aesthetically undesirable.’
Final thought: We don’t like to get in nature’s way either, but we’d definitely be keen to know the consensus. What do you blokes and blokettes reckon is going on here?
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H/T: DAILY MAIL.