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Watusi Longhorn Cross

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Dave York, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    AA0658D0-92AF-4B74-98E7-466516FF168A.jpeg This poor thing was put down because they thought it was injured. When I caped it I saw maggots at the base of one of the horns. Asked a friend that had cattle what it might be an he said Horn Fly maggots. So it it turned out after I bagged it that half the skull cap was crumbly. After I got one of the sheaths off almost half the core had been eaten up by maggots. When I finally got it off it looked like chocolate pudding where the core was. Wow was it nasty. I had to vacate the area for a while.
     
  2. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    That sure made my ice cream taste good thinking about that .
     

  3. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    Wonder if they could have just cut off the horn and killed the maggots? You would have thought they would have a vet look at it.
     
  4. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    I think by the time it got to this stage it was too late. The skull could not have endured cutting off the horn. It was so soft. She was also really old. They said 19 years old.