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dhcforumadmin 12-15-2006 10:29 AM

Freaky deer in Wisconsin

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - Rick Lisko hunts deer with a bow but got his most unusual one driving his truck down his mile-long driveway. The young buck had nub antlers _ and seven legs. Lisko said it also had both male and female reproductive organs. "It was definitely a freak of nature," Lisko said. "I guess it's a real rarity."

He said he slowed down as the buck and two does ran across the driveway Nov. 22, but the buck ran under the truck and got hit.

When he looked at the animal, he noticed three- to four-inch appendages growing from the rear legs. Later, he found a smaller appendage growing from one of the front legs.

"It's a pretty weird deer," he said, describing the extra legs as resembling "crab pinchers."

"It kind of gives you the creeps when you look at it," he said, but he thought he saw the appendages moving, as if they were functional, before the deer was hit.

Warden Doug Bilgo of the state Department of Natural Resources came to Lisko's property near Mud Lake in the town of Osceola to tag the deer.

"I have never seen anything like that in all the years that I've been working as a game warden and being a hunter myself," Bilgo said. "It wasn't anything grotesque or ugly or anything. It was just unusual that it would have those little appendages growing out like that."

Bilgo took photos and sent information on the animal to DNR wildlife managers.

John Hoffman of Eden Meat Market skinned the deer for Lisko, who wasn't going to waste the venison from the animal.

"And by the way, I did eat it," Lisko said. "It was tasty."

buckfever 12-15-2006 11:06 AM

indeed odd!!!
that would have to be kinda weird to walk up on that after the shot. (or getting ran over).. my hat goes off to the guy for using the meat. there aint no use in wasting lean good eatin..

jayson 12-15-2006 07:51 PM

I think Im gonna have nightmares after reading that!!!

deercook 12-16-2006 06:00 PM

7 fuctional legs. freaky for sure

skidtrail 01-01-2007 04:10 AM

I thought those kind of deer only grew in West Virginia.

critter gitter 02-03-2007 12:39 PM

yeah there are some weird lookin' things in Wisconsin

JayDog 02-04-2007 12:39 AM

"I thought I saw all of the appendages moving". Yeah okay, what was the guy going, 3 mph? Seems like if he had this keen vision he alludes to he wouldn't have plowed into it. Just my observation. Definitely a freak show though.

critter gitter 02-04-2007 01:59 PM

the guy that ran into the deer live as a hermit

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