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<p>I saw lots of nuts on the ground, accompanied by the first falling leaves  ... I saw lime and bright orange spray paint marking some sort of recent trailrace paths  :)    ... and sadly, about an hour into my run I saw a poor fawn, still with spots, with it's left hind leg embedded in a fence and it was struggling to get loose  :-(</p>
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<p>it wasn't there the hour earlier when I had arrived ... I tried to pull down on the fence and lessen the tension, hoping the poor little thing would kick loose ... didn't work  ... then I actually sucked up my queasy guts and pulled down even harder and used my other hand to grab his leg and try to pull up and help it get loose ... didn't work and the poor thing was terrified of me and struggling so hard to try to get away form me that it was making it's leg bleed more  ...</p>
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<p>I ran over to the campus security intercom/phone and called them and they said they'd send security over to see if they could do anything ... I stayed away from the poor thing in hopes it'd stop struggling so hard, it was exhausted and sort of just letting itself hang there so long as I didn't go near and send it into a panic  ... I went down the hill to wait for the security guys and saw a mama deer and 1-2 other fawns lying on the other side of the fence ... I wonder if they were waiting for the baby who was crying?  so sad.</p>
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<p>the security guys showed up about 10 minutes later ... they tried for a few to free the fawn and had no luck ... they ended up cutting the fence  ... fawn was freed but in pretty tore up shape  ... limping very badly and scared to death ...  the security guys called in to somebody and said the fawn was free and that they'd had to cut one area on the fence; and that the back left leg on the fawn was pretty tore up  .. then they took off  ...</p>
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<p>I thanked them for coming and said I know that things don't look good for the poor thing but at least it doesn't have to die there stuck on the fence  ...  sigh  ... I took off to run some more on the other set of paths and when I got back to my car a little over an hour later the fawn was nowhere to be seen ...</p>
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<p>I hope they sent somebody to see if they could help it or put it out of it's misery ...</p>
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<p>not my favorite running story   ....</p>
 

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<p>Sporti--it might actually be okay.  You freed him from the fence, which is all you could do.  We've called about injured deer before.  Wildlife won't come out to get them and we can't transport.  We had a young buck that had a badly broken leg.  We figured he'd never make it.  Several months later we saw him again.  His leg didn't heal correctly, but he was still with the herd.</p>
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<p>Yah, lots of nuts on the pathes these days.  Found a walnut yesterday.  Stepped on it and rolled my left ankle but good, in the process injured my right knee.  'Spose it beats the time I stepped on one and rolled ass over tea kettle down the hill.</p>
 

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<p>I'll have to keep my eyes out for a limping fawn/young deer when I run there this winter ... I hope it lives  ... it was cut really deep on the backside of it's paw/hoof  *sigh*</p>
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<p>sorry about the ankle and knee, 4BM  ... hope it's just tweaked and not an injury you have to doctor ...</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>runfishhunt</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70069/what-i-saw-on-my-run-today#post_1944358"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>That fawn will most likely adapt and survive just fine.  I've seen 3 legged deer, deer with messed up jaws, etc.  They are survivors.</p>
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I've seen 3 legged deer as well.  Plus, from Sporti's story...I'd bet the fawn won't lose the leg anyway.</p>
 

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<p>weirdest part of this is that about a half hour before I saw the fawn I was remembering how hubby and I had seen a deer hoof/leg bottom stuck in the same fence row (on the backside of the field) last winter during those huge snows we had ... it was when we were setting up the course for the Valentines FA race I was putting on ... in all my life I'd never seen part of a deer left dismembered in a fence ... then, right after recalling it I see one in the making  ;-(</p>
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<p>Sporti, a lot of people around here will kill a deer and just take the tenderloin and leave the rest in the woods or by the side of the road...predators will end up dismembering the rest and dragging it around...perhaps a coyote got his meal entangled, after the deer had already died...</p>
 

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<p>I don't think a coyote could have gotten this high, lks ... it looked like the same scenario ... deer trying to jump and got entangled and struggles till it looses it's leg ... I found the fawn before it had completely lost it's leg ...</p>
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<p>these are 4' wire fences with a string of barbed wire strung about 5  inches above it  ... last winter the hoof was on barbed wire portion ... somehow the fawn had gotten entangled in the top edge of the lower/non-barbed fencing?</p>
 

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<p>Gotta echo that deer are survivors.  I went to a new church last evening and got talking with another woman.  Turns out we live about a block apart.  Nothing like driving a half an hour to meet a neighbor for the first time!  Anyway, we got to talking about our deer.  She, too, sees the buck with the bad leg.  She said that he's sporting quite the impressive antlers this season.</p>
 

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<p>Best wishes for your woodland friend Sporti</p>
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<p>Hey, can anyone answer a semi-related question for me ...</p>
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<p>If Bambi was a boy in the movie; how did "Bambi" become a stripper name???</p>
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<p>I see often deer down here in Farm Country, and I sometimes wonder about this ...</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RandMart</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70069/what-i-saw-on-my-run-today#post_1944733"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Best wishes for your woodland friend Sporti</p>
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<p>Hey, can anyone answer a semi-related question for me ...</p>
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<p>If Bambi was a boy in the movie; how did "Bambi" become a stripper name???</p>
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<p>I see often deer down here in Farm Country, and I sometimes wonder about this ...</p>
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<p>Seeing a deer by the side of the road makes you think about strippers?  Oy...</p>
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<p>True, though...how did Bambi all the sudden become a girl name.</p>
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<p>Flower was a boy too.<br>
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