Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Roe Deer Carcass
This photo of a dead Roe Deer was sent to me by Mike Crutch in southern England. While out one morning recently he came across this carcass. Note the eyes are still intact, so it is right to assume that it’s fairly fresh as scavengers have not yet arrived. So what killed this deer? Obviously it was large and the ripped hind indicates a dog (no wolves in England). Though the area does have the usual ‘mysterious large black cat’ sightings, a cat can be ruled out as large cats attack the neck area not the rear. In addition, the many paw-prints in the soft mud around the carcass (not really visible here) were of dogs, not cats.