Born to Run

© Howard B. Cheek

Born to Run

Joanne E. Bohenstengel February 15, 2009

I bet she is still "running". I live in Northern Wisconsin and it is amazing how well these animals survive with injuries such as this. She may loose her leg, but her will to live is very strong. I hope she is still in the wild.
Great photo. Joanne #1084499

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 15, 2009

Very dad.....I hope she will be ok. It's too bad that someone can't help her.....Wish I were a vet, I would. #7169650

Michelle Alton February 16, 2009

Incredibly sad, Howard. I see lots of deer with scars on their legs, but this is devastating. Yet, a beautiful photograph. #7170436

Carol L. Fowler February 16, 2009

That looks like a comminuted fracture- hope it heals. Animals are amazing in that way. #7172169

Kerry Hill February 16, 2009

It's so very sad to see wild animals injured and you know you can't help, but like you say it is a fact of life. She looks very alert, I hope she survives too. #7172607

February 16, 2009

Very sad hope shes OK, #7173060

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Unfortunately, her running days are over now.
When they run, there's always the possibility of a leg injury.
Here, she has broken her leg sometime in the last few days, and the foreleg has become gangrenous.
I observed her trying to chew the dead tissue off, in order to survive..
Very sad, but a fact of life for deer.

They can sometimes make it with just the three legs, hope she survives.
Not a "pretty" picture, but I thought it worth documenting.

Shot in fading light, sometime after 7:00pm. F/4.5, 1/125th, ISO 1250, Canon 300mm f/2.8 lens.

Uploaded on February 15, 2009


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