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deer eating a live bird #7915638 07/28/20 02:47 AM
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2 weeks ago I had some grackle birds eating on a piece of chicken I had thrown down. But I would not believe a deer eating a live bird if it was not on a movie.



Re: deer eating a live bird [Re: booskay] #7915645 07/28/20 02:55 AM
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That's wild! Momma bird was pissed!

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Feathery protein pellet.


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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
Feathery protein pellet.


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Re: deer eating a live bird [Re: booskay] #7915767 07/28/20 11:11 AM
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In quail research on nest predation they have shown that deer eat A LOT of quail eggs and chicks. They believe, or maybe they know and I just don't know they now know, they the deer get some kind of essential nutrient from them.


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Re: deer eating a live bird [Re: booskay] #7915867 07/28/20 01:05 PM
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Re: deer eating a live bird [Re: booskay] #7915969 07/28/20 02:33 PM
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Haven't seen that video from 2010 in years but at least that deer ate a bird. I have no doubt it happens and that deer can and will eat quail eggs, good source of protein and nature finds a way. I have watchd bucks strip velvet from the antlers then eat the velvet, another good source of protein.


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I've seen deer eat turkey eggs that were cracked by mowing. I'd imagine most if not all deer would feed on live protein if its available.

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My uncle had a pet deer when I was a kid and it would eat table scraps, including meat, all day long.


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Re: deer eating a live bird [Re: booskay] #7916229 07/28/20 06:17 PM
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wow

I don't know if I've ever heard of this much less seen it before.
Thanks for posting


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Whitetailed deer used to have canine teeth and every once in a while one is shot that still has the upper canine teeth. They have evolved over time and probably were more carnivorous a long time ago.


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I once watched a young 10pt eat a pile of turkey feathers left over from a bird that was shot the day before. Unfortunately this was before I started carrying a camera with me

Re: deer eating a live bird [Re: booskay] #7916481 07/28/20 10:08 PM
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That's an old video. First time I saw it was 4 or 5 years ago. It has been on youtube for a long time.


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