Camera’s always make natural markings appear brighter. It’s possible that it was injured there at some point and the healed tissue is lighter. Alternatively it could just be a difference in prickly colour. We think they are all the same colour but they really aren’t. Those variations can be very obvious on a camera.
If it was there last year too I really wouldn’t worry about it. It’s a useful tool for you to be able to monitor it with
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