Last year, I spied a deer from the upstairs window, and was somewhat mortified to see it's one hind leg was a nasty mess. I'm assuming she got hit by a car and the femur totally broken, so that the muscles contracted the leg upwards. I figured she'd be dead in days, but to my surprise, she's still alive. I'm sure a lot of that has to do with the mild winter we had with just two days of snow (and one of those was the Halloween storm). Next winter, probably not so lucky.
June 2012. Far away but I saw her about 50 feet away earlier and she appears healthy. This video is grainy as I extended the camera to full digital zoom.