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)
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.
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. 🙂