Trail cam footage captured last weekend in Southern Illinois revealed something that even the most experienced hunters and outdoorsmen cannot comprehend. How the hell is this thing still walking around like that?
The video shows a whitetail buck with an insanely large wound across its back, so much so that you can see his shoulder blade rocking back and forth as he walks. Organs appear to be exposed… it’s a miracle he’s even alive, let alone walking around.
According to MeatEater, the footage was taken by local hunter Chris Evans (not to be confused with Captain America Chris Evans), who has since reached out to local landowners to find out what happened.
“Pretty wild thing to see a deer still walking after something like this. We are trying to see if we can find and kill him if he is still alive.”
Guesses of how this might’ve happed range everywhere from fleshing-eating disease and infection to a car hitting him, but the most likely scenario involves him getting caught in a combine.
Either way, it’s absolutely insane that he’s still walking around with such a gaping wound. But whether it’s coyotes, infection or the Illinois winter… this fella doesn’t have much longer.