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This image shows why deer infected by bacteria became nicknamed “Bullwinkle Deer” after the cartoon character moose with the prominent proboscis. See text. Photo by Alabama hunter, Edward Whatley, and obtained with the help of Lindsay Thomas, Jr., at QDMA. Photo by Edward Whatley

Seen Any Bullwinkles?

Raise your hand if you know who “Bullwinkle” is/ was. I had to call up Google and my son, Dan, for help. I thought Bullwinkle was a cartoon dog. And I wondered if readers would understand why someone decided to name an infected deer with a big nose by the name “Bullwinkle deer?”

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