White-tailed Deer Fawn: Birth Defect? Injury?

Today I saw a doe and two fawns, all three of which I have seen in the area before…but today I noticed an injury (it almost looks like a puncture) on the one fawn’s hindquarters.

Any thoughts on what might have caused this?

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55548951

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Poor thing. It could have been a lot of things. Was it limping because of it?

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I genuinely don’t know, but for the sake of brainstorming, probably a lot of things could have done it.
Falling down on a pointy rock/stick. Bite from coyote/cat/bear. A more naturally occuring sore/infection that’s healed over like a skin condition. Tick/fleas might have been there.

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yeah, unfortunately that is just how it goes with deer fawns. Many don’t survive, and if this one doesn’t, i’m sure a coyote or bear or vulture will be appreciative.

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No…it seemed otherwise perfectly healthy!

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Yes, I think any one of your suggestions is likely. A coyote (rare, but they have been seen) or maybe a domestic dog…probably not a bear. I’m leaning toward injury (that will heal) or ticks/fleas.

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Certainly true. Our vulture population is plentiful & the landscape is tidier because of it. :)

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Could also be a fungal infection like ringworm…

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Interesting.