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 Shot 32 on stubble yesterday when bresting them out this morning 4 had little red worms about 1 centimeter long attached to the breast, never seen this before has anybody else seen this? Sorry can not do photos.   

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12 hours ago, old'un said:

Are the worms in the breast flesh or on the outside of the birds skin?

On the outside but seem to be like stuck in the skin like a leach, almost translucent red and thin body. 

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That s a new one on me, worm like parasites are usually internal, pity you could take a picture of them.

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Could be maggots. I was surprised the other day. I shot a few pigeons a week last Saturday. Put them under a tree to reuse on my magnet etc on Monday as it was bank holiday. I was shocked to return to find them all very decomposed with maggots crawling all over them. That was within 48 hours.

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No not maggots the last 11 birds I shot I plucked very carefully all but 2 had at least 1 worm attached some had 5 or 6 all of them were dead. I'm on holiday at the moment but will do further investigations on my return and photos.

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