We recently had a little buck come out that looks slightly odd, and in fact I wonder if he was either in full rut, or if he may have something wrong with him. I thought at first that he might just be a much older deer, but then I started looking closer and did not see the normal signs that a deer is past peak age. Then I thought maybe he is in full rut, which little guys can sometimes do before the real rut due to the size and appearance of his neck. I had the thought that maybe he had an illness or disease that could be causing him to look odd. Well, I will let all of our readers weigh in on this guy. I am looking to contact someone at DNR that might be able to tell me if they think this is a health issue with this deer or not.
So... below are the series of pictures that we got of this deer, let us know what you think.