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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:22 pm 
Hey kpr- how do you tell the difference between a whitetail doe and a muley doe? :?:


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Anel-slo...

I "think"? maybe what you saw is the cervid (deer type critter) removing the velvet from their antlers.
Each year when they grow they are encased in a fuzzy blood filled skin like covering refferred to as "velvet" because of its look and texture that the horns develop in.
For whitetails around here about late August/September they begin to do this to expose the underlying grown/hardened antlers.
Here are a few pics of white tails in velvet...

These two are a good example to compare growth also....
A trailcam pic...taken in May

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Same pair Date/Time: 2007:07:26 08:24:40

Left one first pic...
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Right one first pic...you can just see that cyst forming in first pic on it's left side.

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A few others while in velvet...

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Here is a moose in velvet.
You can see it is beginning to dry up inside by the marble look on the backside...
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Here is an article I Googled up.
In it you can see what the trees they use look like...
I have never heard of them using rocks though.

http://www.deerhuntersclub.com/articles/deer-rubs/

Hope this helps.
Thanks for asking, mother nature fascinates me and I love sharing tidbits.

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Dane B,

We don't have Muleys here in Nova Scotia but all I could find is that the

does don't flag thier tails when alarmed as do whitetails
When both sexes of Muleys run the land on all four feet at once (that must look funny)
Mulyes are bigger in size than whitetails
Have huge ears like mules

How did I do?

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hmm not bad- i knew they were bigger and about theie ears, but not about the tails.... interesting.. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:52 pm 
kpr what is on that poor animals leg and why does it's horn droop? Was is in a zoo for health reason? Perhaps it should have been.

That white tailed deer is impressive


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Mate wrote:
kpr what is on that poor animals leg and why does it's horn droop? Was is in a zoo for health reason? Perhaps it should have been.

That white tailed deer is impressive


Mate...

The sores are caused by mosquito/blackfly bites...apparently it is not an issue for them.
The broken moose tine on its left antler...this sometimes happens when the antlers are in velvet.
I'm sure it causes some discomfort when it happens but the horn growing inside is not completely hard, more like cartiledge.
If you look back at page two there is a deer that looks to have a hole in the tip of his antler (right side I believe?) This was probably caused by a stick poking in there while still in velvet.
Again not an issue, antlers drop off every year and new bigger ones will grow next year.

RE:"in a zoo"

NONE of my critters are in zoos or captivity...all wild n free where they should be.

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Some deer from today...
FINALLY a day to get out!!!

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This one has an awful Fibroma on it's face.
They lessen in size in winter and it must be huge in summer (Grapefruit size at least)
Apparently not an issue though this one had two fawns/younguns with her.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:58 am 
Holy cow, I almost feel bad for that deer. it seems to not bother her tho.

I had looked at the photos before I read the caption and I was like holy crap did some hunter shoot her in the face lol.

it wasnt untill I looked at it again that i realized what it was.


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Love that first pic, kpr. Great shot!

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Holy cow, I almost feel bad for that deer. it seems to not bother her tho.

I had looked at the photos before I read the caption and I was like holy crap did some hunter shoot her in the face lol.

it wasnt untill I looked at it again that i realized what it was.


It's quite common actually.
Comes from blood sucking insect bites...ticks/flies.
I've seen alot worse,just none that last into winter.

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Those are some nice pics.
Poor deers. looks painful.


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Nice one simple.
Hefty lookin fella.


Thats an amazimg looking tree in the background it's HUGE!!

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Here is another with Fibroma's.
Not near the extent as the one pic'd above.
This one had them all summer but in Sept they "appeared" to clear up some.
This taken early Aug 07...
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These late Sept 07

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Same deer this year...see dark spot in left ear.

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This particular deer I found very approachable.
I spent alot of time and patience with her walking along as she fed and talking to her.
After a while I could enter this field and almost call her over.
She would cross halfway across the field I the other half.
I was astounded when she did this the following year :shock:
I'm looking fwd to seeing her this year, it'll floor me if it still happens.

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Poor deer with all them boils on her face :(


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