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Aug 25, 2013 20:30 |  #1

Got a shot of this whitetail at a local park in SE Michigan...what's with the skin condition? No PP

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Aug 25, 2013 20:34 |  #2

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Aug 26, 2013 23:51 |  #3

It doesn't look like anything is wrong with the skin. The hair is falling out, but that is normal for late summer. The completely shed their reddish brown summer coats, and grow a new coat for winter, which will be more of a grayish brown. Most of the deer will look like this at some point during the late summer, before the new hair starts to grow in.


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Aug 27, 2013 06:47 |  #4

^^^, nice shot.


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Aug 28, 2013 20:52 |  #5

http://wdfw.wa.gov …rvation/health/​hair_loss/ (external link)
Here are some other reasons why deer lose their hair. However, in this case it does look like it is a normal shed.

Here in the PNW, we have quite a large number of black-tailed deer with the Eurasian Louse, especially in cities where the deer are more densely populated.


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Aug 29, 2013 04:27 as a reply to  @ Evan's post |  #6

Thanks guys...the local wildlife people finally got back to me...normal shed.


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