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Old Oct 6, 2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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His Normal Antler



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This was a 7 to 8 year old Bull Elk. He had a broken left rear leg on his left side that had healed what looked like many years ago. This injury is what caused his right antler to grow in a strange way.


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hard to see how the right one grew... but it's definitely different! who'da thunk a broken rear leg would make an antler grow funny?? :?
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hard to see how the right one grew... but it's definitely different! who'da thunk a broken rear leg would make an antler grow funny?? :?
Lots of time the Antler on the opposite site of a injury does funny things.

Thanks for looking and for commenting Rocky.


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Roger, you are amazing, wish I had half of the knowledge and experience that you have. Clearly you love animals and nature and it's a pleasure to listen to your posts.


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Roger, you are amazing, wish I had half of the knowledge and experience that you have. Clearly you love animals and nature and it's a pleasure to listen to your posts.

Thanks Normcar for such a nice comment and for taking the time to comment.


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A better answer

From Leonard Lee Rue III's Way of the Whitetail.
" It is well known that the right part of the brain controls the left side of the body and vice versa. In deer, an injury to the leg on one side of the body shows up as malformed antlers on the opposite side. This condition usually manifests itself for the rest of the deer's life and is known as contralateral condition "

It is also noted that this contralateral condition is more commonly seen in antler deformities in rear leg injuries.

Since I didn't know I looked it up using google.

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