venison liver....please help

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by RockyToggRanch, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Not sure if I posted in the right place.

    Slicing up a liver that's been in the fridge for 24 hours. I've done this several times before. This time was different.

    My second slice and a huge stream of dark brown fluid squirted straight out at me. Definately NOT blood. After a few choice words, I poked around where the brown came from. There was a definate cavity. I pulled out 2 flat thingys, sort of leach like. After grossing out a few minutes, I rinsed them off and looked closely. Now it's getting kinda cool. They are the same, not just random pieces of deer flesh. They seem to have sort of mouth parts, I think.

    Hubby said at that point "I wouldn't eat that liver if I were you."
    He doesn't eat liver or heart at all. He said "put it back into the bowl and I'll go bury it." I said "No way! I'm disecting now!"

    I sliced about 2/3 through and found several more of these creatures tucked into little cavities. I decided I should freeze the whole thing and let the DEC look at it.

    My husband didn't shoot this deer. Some neighbors friends did, but he helped drag it out of the woods near our property. Should I call and tell them? I don't know any of them.

    What could these creatures be? Should I fear for my animals? Has anyone else experienced this??

    Suddenly I'm not craving bacon and liver....
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like liver flukes.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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  4. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    YES! That's exactly what it is! Thank you! and GROSS!
     
  5. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Oh that is just gross... [​IMG] Kelly you are too smart. Yuck, yuck, yuck... [​IMG]
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    oops they beat me to it...flukes it is. They are nasty things to look at. LOL
     
  7. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    That is so gross, but kudos to you for investigating and not just burying it without finding out! You're my kinda gal!
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:[​IMG] Just know that a liver (if I ate liver) might possibly have those things in it would turn me off.... for life! GROSS!
     
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
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