What is the worst thing about being a white-tailed deer? Well, to me, it would have to include the infestation of external parasites, including ticks, screw-worms, mosquitoes and black flies.
But there’s one scourge that has got to really bother the whitetail: botfly larvae.
You have likely seen deer reacting to nasal bots in summer. The behavior is typical – running around wildly, swatting their noses, sneezing and even submerging their snouts in water and blowing profusely. It is all in vane.
What are botfly larvae,…