GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING: Check out these weird deer conditions from the Quality Deer Management Association.
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This buck displayed an abnormal left antler throughout its life and was always seen walking with a limp. David Osborn, deer research coordinator at the University of Georgia, examined the deer after it was harvested at age 5 1/5 and found its right "elbow" joint had fused together after being shattered and the left side of its skull around the pedicle also showed signs of injury (the combination suggested the deer had been hit by a car). Both the leg injury and the skull injury likely contributed to the abnormal antler formation.
Editor's Note: Some of the images in this gallery are graphic.
Photo: David Osborn