Last night when driving home on Hwy 89 towards South Ogden, I spotted a group of deer. I pulled off to the side of the road to have a better look with my infrared camera but now I wish I hadn't.
Watching one of the deer try to walk was about the saddest thing I've seen in a long time. One of his back legs is completely broken, out of it's socket, and out of place and the other leg or hip must be damaged as well. The deer managed to get up and hobble about 10 yards before he finally had to lie back down.
All of his injuries appear to be in his rear section because he sits up and moves his upper/front half pretty well. This deer want make it through the Winter but he will make it for quite a while which is actually the bad news. I couldn't get a very good assesment of the other deer because he/she never would get up.
I'm wondering if the Utah wildlife authorities respond to injured deer calls. If your reading this and you have any knowledge of how to help an injured deer than please let me know.
These deer are located on the right side of Hwy 89, going towards Ogden, about a mile or so after you get off of I-15, and just before the neighborhood and gas station on the right.