Road kill!!! (WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES.)

About a week ago driving down the big street near my house (and the forest preserve) I noticed a deer road kill. And one that animal control (hopefully!!!) won’t find. It’s on the side of the road but blends in well (full picture below)

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It’s hard to see since the grasses are brown, and cars are going 40 mph. I’ve been wanting to go check it out for a while and so today after school I did. I had thought that the head had come off since I couldn’t see it. It was hit by a car pretty fast and pretty hard. The femurs and definitely a humerus (arm) will be broken. The arm was already snapped back by head as seen in the picture below.

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It was decomposing very nicely though, as long as animal control doesn’t find it before I have time to grab the bones 🙂 it is supposed to rain tomorrow but maybe that will speed up the decomposition process. Or make it smell worse. Probably both. When I first got to the deer it didn’t smell, then a gust of wind blew my way and I almost gagged. It smelled like bloody murder, spoiled milk, rotten eggs, a raw spoiled meat. So I ran to my bike and rode home. Updates on the deer later! Oh by the way it was female. I’ll name her Hannah. 🙂

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2 comments on “Road kill!!! (WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES.)

  1. Psydrache says:

    I hope that you will have a lovely deer skull very soon 🙂

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