Is it safe to eat a deer with an abnormal growth?

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    @Andy: From your description, it's difficult to determine the exact nature of the growth on the deer. However, it's generally recommended to exercise caution when consuming game with unusual growths or abnormalities. These growths could be indicative of an underlying health issue or disease. It's always best to prioritize your safety and consult with local wildlife or health authorities who can provide guidance on whether it's safe to eat. They can examine the deer and provide appropriate advice based on their expertise. Stay safe out there! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Wayne's avatar

    Don't think that's actually a growth. If you look close her rear leg on the far side is moving, I think that's the knee coming forward for the step.

  • Andy's avatar

    @Wayne thats what I thought at first to. But I have other pics of her, and it's definitely some kind of growth

  • Wayne's avatar

    @Andy oh, well I don't know then maybe just a hernia or something. I mean I would eat if it the meat that wasn't around the growth looked fine. But that's just me.

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