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Problems Continue with Maggie's Right Leg

Paul Joslin / Friends of Maggie / July 8, 2007

Maggie's injury on her right leg is now exposed, and causing her some agitation.  During the one hour or so that I observed her Maggie sucked on her wound with her trunk about a dozen times.  The dark ring around her wound I presume to be caused from the dampness on the end of her trunk.  The sound made during such bouts resembled that of water going down a drain and could be heard at least 100 yards away.  Sometimes there would be a distinct "pop" as she pulled her trunk away from the wound.

Throwing dirt, mud, and dust against her wounds, touching or brushing her wounds are all routine behaviors observed on all days that I have viewed her.  Today is the first time I have seen her suck one of her wounds. 

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The small amount of blood visible on the surface I suspect was caused by Maggie's sucking.

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Maggie sucking on her wound July 8th

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Sucking her wound July 8th

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July 1

I am not sure what is going on with Maggie's right leg.  Are we looking at some kind of zoo administered packing?

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Right front leg front view July 1st

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Right front leg back view July 1

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Right front leg June 25th

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Right front leg June 12th

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Right front leg June 2nd

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July 8th

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Maggie brushing the wound on her left front leg July 8.

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Left front leg July 1st

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Left front leg June 25th

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Left front leg June 12th

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Left front leg June 2nd

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