Deer with severe case of “deer warts” raises concerns from public in Colorado
By angelamontana

Posted: May 6, 2022

A recent post by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on social media has people in Colorado freaked out.

We won’t be taking any beauty tips from this deer.

Our Wildlife Officers recently checked in on this deer after receiving calls from the public. The warty growths are cutaneous fibromas caused by a virus. They are pretty unsightly, but not serious. The deer is walking around fine, eating fresh green-up and acting like a deer. We are letting the deer be for now and will continue to monitor it.

Most fibromas will eventually regress and heal completely. When we come across these cases, we check on the animals’ mobility & ability to eat & drink. Once the growths are healed, the deer has lifelong resistant to future infections by this virus. #wildlifewednesday

Have you ever seen a deer with this condition in Montana?