Category: roadkill rambles

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Also found a dead f.awn beside the road near my house. The stink was god awful in this heat.

I also got a roadkill f.ox on Saturday! Had to…

I also got a roadkill f.ox on Saturday! Had to traipse up the road at night so I’d be less obtrusive with my big buck knife and a transparent comforter bag stuffed with a bloody ani.mal corpse. Fairly certain I didn’t attract too much attention…
I didn’t get any before photos – sorry about that – but the f.ox had been smashed from the abdomen down, its intestines hanging out. Everything above was fortunately salvageable. So it’s been just three days after I secured it in my rot cage in the woods, temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s with a deluge of rain, and I go back to see it’s already bone and fur! Dayum that was a pleasant surprise.

Poor thing was in the Walmart parking lot&hell…

Poor thing was in the Walmart parking lot… Stray or abandoned that probably some huge truck didn’t see and accidentally hit. I may come back to pick it up later…

NOBODY CAN TELL ME THEY HAVEN’T DONE THI…

NOBODY CAN TELL ME THEY HAVEN’T DONE THIS BEFORE

So this happened again…

So this happened again…

A skunk skull I painted (and glued snapping tu…

A skunk skull I painted (and glued snapping turtle claws to) for my friend!

#unamused

#unamused

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Is there a way to tell wild and domestic canid mandibles apart?

My most recent finds! Went on a walk to the ra…

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.

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It’s gotten to the point where I’d literally rather touch rotten flesh with my bare hands than soggy food in the sink.