A 2015 video of a Whitetail buck popping a baseball-sized abscess on its head makes the rounds again and it’s something to watch.
Josh Honeycutt shot the quick Realtree video of an eight-point white-tailed buck in Kentucky and shared it with the world. As I watched the video, I was intrigued and repulsed a little. But you can’t put the genie back in the bottle, right?
Sure, some people love watching pimples getting popped. There’s a small industry that’s bubbled to the surface over the years.
But will the bubble pop? Or pimple, for that matter? Probably not.
Deer Pops Pimple, Hunters Rejoice?
Honeycutt’s video starts with a quick zoom of the buck’s head. You can study it quickly to see something’s not right as a baseball-sized cyst makes its head larger.
At first, I would’ve guessed a tumor, but I had to keep watching. I started to think if the deer would still be good for jerky or venison enchiladas. At the same time, do you think what that deer is thinking is? Help! I’d just want to take two big ol’ fingers and give it some relief.
Then, as the video progresses, we see the deer to the side of the camera off the non-pimpled head. The deer kicks and picks at it with that hoove. Then success! You can see a little pus coming out, but when the buck turns its head, then you get the shot. Ewwww! That pus comes dripping out like a river.
But whoever said nature was beautiful all the time, right? One man’s wildebeest carcass is another animal’s tasty treat.
Can you eat a buck with a pimple? I might not, but Michigan said it’s cool.
Like Deer Pimples? Check Out This Goat Pimple Popping
In 2019, a baby goat named Oakley in Arizona had a little pimple that needed a squeeze.
Oakley’s owners took to YouTube with a “Weed Em And Reap: Farm Life In The City” video and shared a six-minute clip of their pimple-popping technique. They were able to shave the spot before squeezing.
The owners had got the vet to come out to do his thing. The vet asked if Oakley had a Caseous Lymphadenitis test. That bacterial disease can be chronic and contagious for goat herds. It affects lymph nodes.
Poor Oakley fades into sleep afterward from anesthesia after the cyst gets lanced.
As the vet squeezes the pimple, he explains it’s good that they’re doing it over concrete. He adds that the owners can bleach the surface and said if the pus got into the soil, they’d have to remove and discard that soil.
We soon learn that flies can spread this particular bacterial disease. And if a goat gets it, they will have it for life. And culling these infected goats is necessary unless owners vaccinate the whole herd.
But, after a five-day wait, the owners learned Oakley was CL-free. But, hey, we got a nice little pimple-popping video out of the goat’s misery.