I told the story about the carcass we found beyond out mailbox. Not knowing what to do, I buried it beneath some dirt. I knew it wouldn't do much, but with Hurricane Sandy arriving, there wasn't much time.
Yes, covered it with dirt, and hoped for the best.
Yes, totally inadequate. Hoping for a solution later as the MNR doesn't haul them away.
I went to fetch the newspaper on Wednesday morning and no carcass. It had been hauled away back into the sumac bushes. You can see the drag marks.
It wasn't a small one. I was amazed.
All that remains of the remains are a few tufts of fur, only one small piece with hide attached.
Then I found a few bones, then a leg, including the hooves.
Not only that but some nice big tracks about 4" wide. And I was worried about the vultures going to it and having to see the body every day!
Deer collisions S.E. Ontario: Mississippi Mills on the increase
Our faithful OPP patrol the roads, but they cannot prevent stupidity.
While I have expressed concerns about reckless speeding, illegal and unsafe passing, and people following closely enough to examine the contents of my trunk, another factor, deer collisions, continues to be on the increase in some places.
Habitat loss, hunting season, rutting season, all cause them to be on the move.