September 12, 2007

Cumberland flies tying up Deer populace

Tuesday I had the honor of accompanying my Father-in-Law to the Cumberland River in Kentucky and we had a great time catching trout and enjoying the beautiful terrain below Wolf Creek Dam. During our floating with the current we noticed Turkey Vultures gravitating to a section of the bank. When we looked closer we noticed they were feasting on something. Turns out it was a deer that most likely had died from "blue tongue" or Episodic Hemorrhagic Disease, a cyclic disease that may have been amplified due to the hot weather.

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