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‘Unsightly’ deer cause concern in Colorado

MORRISON, Colo. — A deer has residents worried after it was seen with growths covering its body, but according to Colorado Park and Wildlife (CPW), all is well.

After receiving several calls from members of the community about the deer, wildlife officers decided to investigate and make sure the animal was safe and sound.

In a Facebook post, CPW described the deer growths as warts which are skin fibroids caused by a virus. Although unsightly, warts are not serious.

“The deer walks well, eats fresh greens and acts like a deer,” CPW wrote. “We are leaving the deer for now and will continue to monitor it.”

According to CPW, most fibroids eventually regress and heal completely. Once the growths have healed, the deer have lifelong resistance to future infections with this virus.


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