Cold case - Oh deer, roe deer. (be advised - links to dead animal images!)

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rorymax

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Jun 5, 2014
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Was the deer wearing a hat when it was killed? That is the question!

So.............are we looking to find the hat then ? Another clue on the trail...............

Who dun it? We should be asking if any furtive looking characters were seen in the vicinity.

This character draws suspicion, he appears to have adorned himself with deer fur, and look at the type of hat he is wearing.






























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Mar 15, 2011
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In all seriousness, the head hasn't been chopped or cut off... most of the spine that connects to the skull is still there... if it had been chopped cleanly as has been suggested, that bit of the spine would be missing as well.

Most likely is the deer has died near or in the water, it has spent time in the water (hence the fur remaining intact) and when its been washed up on a shoreline, scavengers have helped themselves to what is left. The loosened head will have been pulled away by a badger or a fox, whilst the interior will be a combination between scavengers, birds and insects.

Whatever took that head pulled it away from the body rather than cutting it away... the head has some of the juiciest bits... brains, eyes, tongue... even the snout. Nice bit of lunch to the scavenger who took it.

My first impression was the animal was caught in a snare (striate line on neck fur) rear leg meat harvested,then chucked in the water, missing shoulder fur, no maggots present from because of being submerged, soon after lungs and gut gas make the body slightly buoyant wind waves wash and dropping water level wash the body up just short of the strand line, Fox, Badger, Otter's Crows not forgetting dropbear's and Loch Carron Midge of-course" go to town overnight ( lots of small prints round the stiff) find the hat and ill show you a head.
 
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Mar 15, 2011
1,118
7
on the heather
So.............are we looking to find the hat then ? Another clue on the trail...............

Who dun it? We should be asking if any furtive looking characters were seen in the vicinity.

This character draws suspicion, he appears to have adorned himself with deer fur, and look at the type of hat he is wearing.
He even has a head medallion! must be a cult thing.

john-mccririck-deerstalker.jpg
He looks like a shifty old deer stalker on sooooo many levels...
He even has a head medallion! must be a cult thing.
 
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rorymax

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Jun 5, 2014
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Scotland
My first impression was the animal was caught in a snair (striate line on neck fur) rear leg meat harvested,then chucked in the water, missing shoulder fur, no maggots present from because of being submerged, soon after lungs and gut gas make the body slightly buoyant wind waves wash and dropping water level wash the body up just short of the strand line, Fox, Badger, Otter's Crows not forgetting dropbear's and Loch Carron Midge of-course" go to town overnight ( lots of small prints round the stiff) find the hat and ill show you a head.

Brilliant deduction and had me :rofl:.
 

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