One of the deer that frequent my yard. I've picked him up on my game camera for the last three night. He has an enormous tumor on his right side. Any idea what it could be?
Too big for a warble, I think. Those tend to be thumb sized from the ones I've seen. We have some rabbits around here with those. They're gross, but I understand they're only skin deep and don't affect the meat. But my dad always said, never kill a rabbit until after the first good freeze. That kills warbles, according to him.Warbles
Living in a CWD area for the last 15 years, I can tell you that deer is not suffering from it. Again it is way too healthy looking.I was wondering it is was Chronic Wasting Disease. There's been a single deer found here that had that. But I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Virginia DWR has a reporting website. I may contact them.
Edit: actually, I can report any sick deer. I'll call them tomorrow and send a pic if they ask for one.