Young Buck Spotted Walking Around With What Appears To Be A Large Exit Wound

Buck wound

It truly is pretty wild how tough and resilient deer can be.

We’ve seen deer acting perfectly normal, even though it had a crossbow bolt right through its neck, we’ve seen the infamous “zombie buck” in Illinois who was able to survive for at least a few days with gaping wound in its back.

It always makes you wonder how on Earth these animals are able to take such damage and continue living their lives?

And here we are again…

Video footage has gone viral of a buck walking around with what appears to be a massive exit wound on its side.

Okay, okay, we actually don’t even know what the hell it is, and hunters seem to be pretty divided.

Personally, I think it’s an exit wound from a bow, because it appears that there’s an entry wound right on top of his back, right near the neck, where you can see a little white spot.

My thought is a bow hunter made a poor shot from above in a treestand, the arrow penetrated at the very top of the back, traveled fairly close to the skin, perhaps above the right lung and exited out the side. It may have avoided the chest cavity all together, but it really is hard to know for sure.

At least, that’s the most interesting theory…

Others are saying it may be an infected abscess from a deer wart that popped, and another very plausible theory is that this buck was gored by another deer in a fight. And being in the midst of the rut, that makes a whole lot of sense.

Regardless of what it is, it’s pretty wild that the buck is still able to function perfectly fine, and move around as if nothing is even there at all. If he can avoid infection, and there is no significant organ damage, it seems like he might be able to survive this wound.

It still makes you wonder what exactly it is, though… and whatever it is, it looks pretty gnarly.

I’ll let y’all be the judge on this one… let us know what you think.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock