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Deer carcasses found in Chumphon

Feb 12. 2020
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By THE NATION

Two deer carcasses were found on Tuesday (February 12) in Chumphon province, and the cause of their death, according to a veterinarian’s inspection, was fighting in the mating season.

The carcasses were found in Nong Yai Area Development Project under Royal Initiative when a man named Phitoon Polchana was alerted by the strong stink.

The case was informed to Mueang district chief, and the chief then informed the Chumphon provincial livestock office. They sprayed germicide and deodorant before inspecting the carcasses.

Their preliminary inspection revealed that the carcasses were of male rusa deer, aged 5 or 6 years old. Their height was around 1.20 metres, and 1.80 metres long.

Also, they found traces of violence and blood stains.

The provincial livestock office’s expert veterinarian, Phichai Phokrasang, revealed later that the deer died from their fighting in the mating season. “The fighting is to select a herd’s leader,” he added.

The veterinarian said that the carcasses were cremated as it was inconvenient to dig a hole.

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