MONROE COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) - Wildlife experts have confirmed a Missouri man killed a rarely seen "antlered doe" on his property. And it was a 16-pointer.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says Samuel Perotti shot the deer on his land in Monroe County and immediately called officials when he thought it was a natural phenomenon. An agent went out and confirmed it was a "antlered doe."
According to outdoors experts, the animal is likely not a real doe, but a hermaphrodite. There are two types of hermaphrodites:
• True hermaphrodite: Deer with both male and female organs. True hermaphrodites are a result of a genetic anomaly and do not result in one single outcome every time.
• Pseudohermaphrodite (also know as cryptorchid): This deer would have internal male or female organs that would not be easily identifiable. Pseudohermaphrodites have the internal organs of one sex but the external organ of the opposite.
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