Between the six of us and over 300 deer shot, one of this weeks deer had something around the esophagus that we have never seen. There were around 20-25 beenlike, cocoon looking pods, from 1/4" to 3/4". These things ranged in color from red to dark brown, the bigger they got. They were fairly firm and didn't have any living things in them that we could tell. Anyone who has any information regarding what these things might be please post it. I don't believe they were tumors but more perasite looking. Strange things anyway.