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Injured Wildlife For strong stomachs only. #8030906 10/31/20 12:42 AM
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Over the years since I got my first DSLR camera I have had the misfortune of coming across a number of injured critters.

Many were sickening to see. These are the ones I was able to photograph.
The main reason I photographed them was to show F&W how bad off they were, but that only worked once.

First is a Sandhill Crane with part of one leg missing. It seemed to be managing okay.
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Next was a very disturbing case. A whitetail doe with it's lower jaw broken, and she had a yearling fawn with her.
We figured she had no more then a few days left to live so we called Fish & Wildlife to ask if we could put her down.
They threatened to charge us if we did so we had to leave her to whatever fate nature had in store for her
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Then I found this Bear in the same predicament. It wasn't much better off but at least I was able to report it to a forestry worker who had it put down.
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Next on the list is a Mulie doe with a broken leg, she is the middle one. She seemed to be healthy otherwise and was getting around okay.
She and her companions were living in the town of Manning near where I live, and I suspect that offered her some protection from Coyotes who would have taken her down if she were out of town.
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Next is a Moose. This one is not injured but is in a bad way nonetheless. This is what Tciks can do to a Moose and this one was lucky in that they can be a lot worse.
Some years up to half the Moose population is killed by ticks.
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Then there was this Mulie Fawn, also with a broken jaw. It was sickening to see and again we were told to let nature take it's course.
That was not easy to do.
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A few years before that I came across this Goose with a Broken wing. The second shot is blurred because my camera wanted to focus on the grass instead of the moving bird.
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Last but not least was this Snowy Owl. Apparently Ravens pecked out one eye just before I found it. There is fresh blood on it's cheek under the missing eye.

I stayed close to it until the Ravens gave up and left. Last I saw of the Owl it was heading the opposite direction from the way the Ravens had gone.
I have no idea if it survived or not but at least it had a chance.
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Last edited by hogwart; 10/31/20 12:43 AM.

Do for yourself as much as you can, eat what nature provides as much as you can. This is the key to sleeping well and living long.
Re: Injured Wildlife For strong stomachs only. [Re: hogwart] #8032829 11/01/20 05:34 PM
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Great pics

Re: Injured Wildlife For strong stomachs only. [Re: hogwart] #8034077 11/02/20 04:46 PM
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Wow! Once again outstanding photos! Nature can be cruel at times as can the Fish and Wildlife apparently. But I guess they have their reasons!

Re: Injured Wildlife For strong stomachs only. [Re: hogwart] #8034305 11/02/20 06:52 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Great photos.


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Re: Injured Wildlife For strong stomachs only. [Re: hogwart] #8034372 11/02/20 07:42 PM
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Thanks for sharing - excellent photography.

A few years ago I had a small deer, 6 point, walk under my stand. I noticed as he approached something was wrong, but as he got close, I realized one of his eyes was out of socket and dangling on his cheek. AR County, so I was unsure what to do and he walked into some brush before I made a decision. Eye may have been plucked out fighting. That one still bugs me.

Last year I had a 4 point come to the feeder, alone, on multiple sits. He was dangling a leg and I almost shot him for mercy, but he seemed to be getting around okay, so let him go (again, AR rules). Found him (or what was left) a few weeks later. Imagine coyotes caught him.


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Re: Injured Wildlife For strong stomachs only. [Re: hogwart] #8035162 11/03/20 11:34 AM
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Wow!

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Wow!


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Re: Injured Wildlife For strong stomachs only. [Re: hogwart] #8036623 11/04/20 01:46 AM
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Amazing how resilient they are.

Re: Injured Wildlife For strong stomachs only. [Re: hogwart] #8037548 11/04/20 04:58 PM
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Mother nature can be a real B and wild animals are incredibly resilient, a match made in heaven.


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