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Old 10-26-2013, 09:38 PM
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lukin4deer
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Default deer left overnight

You know, I have never heard of a deer frothing at the mouth either, but I have never gut shot one and left it overnight. Turns out that "Rockport" is one of few people that know it is normal. Talked with a wildlife biologist who said the deer probably died of "aspiration" due to contamination from the stomach contents. He also asked which side the deer was on when I found him. Apparently this "foaming" occurs more often to deer who expire on their right sides. This is interesting because I also found out that bucks usually sleep on their right sides facing into the wind with their heads downhill.
I also talked to a taxidermist who said it was very common to gut shot deer and that some hunters have actually tracked the deer by the froth.
THANKS to all for the help.
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