The images from an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) are disturbing.
The kind of thing that sticks with you.
Jeff Pals, apparently more than anybody else, has done an excellent job of documenting the EHD outbreak in the south suburbs.
Pals is an avid bowhunter and conservationist. You may also remember him as the guy who scored Chris Kiernan's world-famous 37-point buck.
Well Pals sent me a long e-mail on Monday about the EHD outbreak and it became the basis for my outdoors column today in the Sun-Times. Click here for the column.
The outbreak is far bigger and more devastating than originally reported. Pals put the dead deer in the hundreds (he has documented something like 70 already) and the area is broader than just Crete.
In some ways, the images speak even louder than the words.