My brothers and I were processing a couple whitetails this weekend. The deer in question is a 2-3 year old doe. When making a cut to take a roast off just above the knee on the hind leg, a trickle of bright yellow fluid oozed out. I at first thought this may be some fluid built up in the joint. Continuing on, the yellow fluid seemed to be in several places in between the roast sections. So we tossed the meat into the scrap pile and started in on the other hind leg. Same result in the other leg. The front legs and loin seemed to be ok. The fluid was fairly bright yellow in color and about the consistency of blood or just a bit thinner. We thought it may be some sort of infection.
Has anyone seen this before or happen to know what it is? And if so, is rest of the meat safe to use?