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What animal ate this? #5480162 12/16/14 04:40 AM
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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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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


Re: What animal ate this? [Re: Duck_Hunter] #5480165 12/16/14 04:41 AM
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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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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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Looks to old to me csi

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Originally Posted By: SheepHunter
Looks to old to me csi


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

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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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I agree, too old. That doesn't happen like that over night.


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Like the others said, it looks to be old.


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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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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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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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Owl are the main predator for small dogs and cats. They are very efficient night hunters.


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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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That's a good point. I'm thrown off by the dog paw, though.

Also, she wasn't a small dog. She was 50-60 lbs. I'm going to go down there in the daylight and look again. Just very odd to me, but thanks for all of the insight.


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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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I found a dead Bobcat on my place at daybreak last Thursday - not even stiff yet. I dragged it about 300 yards out into the brush and headed for work. Turkey vultures were working on it when I got home, and by Sunday morning there wasn't much left. Four legged and winged scavengers can be amazingly efficient at their job.


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That's older than 24 hours brother.

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