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Roe deer buck with single deformed antler

I've only seen this particular individual once in the past year, he often barks to warn any other Deer around at the slightest of noises, I'm not sure whether the antler deformity is a genetic or diet related trait in this case. I've certainly not seen any other deer with this particular type of deformity although apparently antler deformities are quite common in Roe deer and can be related to hormone and stress levels as well as the quality of diet and any injuries over the antler growing period.

I've tried to get shots with him looking in a number of directions so you can see the antler. If anyone was any more information I'd be really interested in hearing it.

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Taken on August 29, 2012