My most recent finds! Went on a walk to the railroad and the creek behind it and found a roadkill brown thr.asher and a c.ow mandible. Then the day before yesterday I traveled the creek behind my house all the way to the highway at the end of our road and found two turk.ey carcasses, one dismembered and the other complete, so I took its skull. Undoubtedly they were dumped. During that day I smelled something dead, like advanced decay rot (isn’t it peculiar how we can identify the stage of rot a body is in based on smell lol), but couldn’t find it. ‘Course I was looking in the opposite direction (I had a hunch I was, but since the wind was blowing in several different directions I wanted to be thorough and check everywhere just in case) when it was actually blowing toward me from across the creek. Due to an allergy-induced headache, I didn’t have the energy to look for it any further so I left. But the NEXT DAY, after thinking non-stop about what the smell could possibly be from, I went to the creek again and after wading through thick foliage and poison ivy (dude fuck that plant but I will do ANYTHING to find the source of the smell of death), I finally climbed the huge fallen rocks and tiny waterfall up the side of the bank and found a big dead pos.sum! It smelled too rank to take back with me, so I left it to come back later for its skull.