Either way looks painful..... During the turkey hunt I was trying to sneak up close to where some turkeys were to set up a decoy and when I got close saw red heads poking above the brush. I instinctively dropped to the ground and just happened to land my left cheek right in the biggest patch of cactus within a mile radius. I'm not sure how I didn't yell out. Was picking cactus spines out for a week.....
Porky quills. **** nosy elk (no pun intended).
I wonder what the future holds for her?
She's going to have a tough time in the near future.
How long will a quill stay in?
Is an infection inevitable?
Predator or prey, nature is a tough place.
Poor thing, wish she would stand still and let me pull those out for her.
I've never worked on a cougar yet that didn't have porky quils buried in it's paws and usually inside the mouth somewhere. So I know they will break off and heal over eventually. However I bet that elk doesn't touch anything with that nose for a long time. Breaking them off is probably not going to happen.
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