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#5480162 - 12/15/14 10:40 PM What animal ate this?
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Long story short, I believe these are the remains of a stray dog that had been hanging around the neighborhood since Saturday. Last night she was alive and somewhat well. She would only get wishing five feet or so of you if you had food. That was it. This morning, I was driving to the gas station and there was an SUV parked about where I had seen her bedded down last night. It looked as though he was petting her, but I didn't really slow down and couldn't see. Later, it dawned on me that he may have hit her by accident and that's how he was able to get that close to her. This afternoon I went to see if she was still around and she wasn't. Then I stepped on this (it was dark).



That's her paw, about five feet from where she was bedded down the night before. The rest of the pictures show ribs, teeth and vertebrae and what looks like another part of her leg. There was no skull, no other skin or fur and, most importantly, no blood.

I am guessing she got hit, made it 200 feet or so, and died. Then, vultures? Some other type of scavenger bird? We have a fox in the area, but they wouldn't eat a dead dog. Any guesses at what would pick a dog clean, leave no blood or skin and might take the skull and bigger bones away?







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#5480165 - 12/15/14 10:41 PM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Oh, and there appeared to be a rather potent smell of urine a few feet from the remains but I have no idea what it was from.
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#5480169 - 12/15/14 10:43 PM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Looks to old to me csi

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#5480173 - 12/15/14 10:46 PM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: SheepHunter]
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Looks to old to me csi


Yep, that looks like it has been there for a while.

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#5480180 - 12/15/14 10:50 PM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: DocHorton]
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Yeah this doesn't look like a fresh kill to me either. To let you know though, a coyote will kill and eat a small dog.
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#5480194 - 12/15/14 11:03 PM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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I agree, too old. That doesn't happen like that over night.
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#5480224 - 12/15/14 11:41 PM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Like the others said, it looks to be old.
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#5480265 - 12/16/14 01:16 AM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Columbians.
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#5480271 - 12/16/14 01:34 AM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Polar bear

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#5480319 - 12/16/14 05:46 AM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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#5480356 - 12/16/14 06:46 AM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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The bones will be red for a few days typically even if they are picked clean. I have seen hogs take off with a skull a day or even a month after the animal died.
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#5480496 - 12/16/14 08:17 AM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Polar bear

Clear remains of a Black Panther!

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#5480519 - 12/16/14 08:31 AM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Ok, thanks, everyone. I agree, it looks old, but it is the dog. Color of fur looks right, size of paw looks right and the dog is gone. Plus, it's exactly where she was laying and she is now she is gone. My other thought was that she died the night before, before it rained, and the rain washed it away, but I swear I saw her near that SUV.

Anyway, thanks again. Best answer was polar bear.
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#5480606 - 12/16/14 08:52 AM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Owl are the main predator for small dogs and cats. They are very efficient night hunters.
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#5480687 - 12/16/14 09:16 AM Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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She may have been rolling around on the old remains. It dosnt appear to be fresh remains...

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