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snake bite? #6808944 06/30/17 07:10 PM
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One of my house pasture deer looks like he got bit. Man I hope he survives.




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Re: snake bite? [Re: therancher] #6808972 06/30/17 07:45 PM
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It might be an abscess from something like a bobwire poke or a thorn. I'm sure he will make it.


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Re: snake bite? [Re: Ranch Dog] #6809010 06/30/17 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ranch Dog
It might be an abscess from something like a bobwire poke or a thorn. I'm sure he will make it.
That is what it looks like to me. I had one of my Ibex get a big one on his shoulder once. I couldn't catch him. The Vet. told me if I was a good shot to give it a glancing shot with a pellet gun or 22 to let the blood out. I finally caught him and the vet sliced it open and squeezed out about a quart of puss and blood. Had a nice scar after that kind of gave him some character.

Re: snake bite? [Re: don k] #6809333 07/01/17 02:44 AM
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Yep that's what the vet said after I sent her the pic. Since I don't "own" the deer I don't think I can do anything. I had one with a similar issue a couple of years ago. It busted and made a NASTY bloody mess of a wound but he survived. We'll see.


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Re: snake bite? [Re: therancher] #6809425 07/01/17 10:51 AM
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Heck, I spend so much time in the brush I have this happen to me with the small stuff that I cannot remove with tweezers. We have all seen the videos from helicopter census of deer crashing through the brush, I actually hate watching them because of this possibility. I've seen it on cattle as well. They don't always bust but resolve themselves internally.

Ebony torns are the worst.


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Kind of a tricky place trying to open it up with a 22.

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Looks like an abscess to me also. Deer are pretty tough. Most likely he will make it.



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Re: snake bite? [Re: don k] #6810204 07/02/17 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted By: don k
Kind of a tricky place trying to open it up with a 22.


That's what I was thinking when you said that Don. Then I thought about my dart gun and also feel it would be too risky. Pics from last night don't seem worse and he's eating so we'll see.


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Could be either. Vet told me if snake bite anywhere but the face animal usually dies.

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Originally Posted By: olinecoach
Could be either. Vet told me if snake bite anywhere but the face animal usually dies.


Yeah this guys lived 3 days after the bite. Typically if a snake kills them with venom it's over by now. He could still die from infection from a snake bite.


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