1. rq says

    I have some suggestions, ;)
    But even the best methods
    Leave far too many questions…

    (And the vulture was awesome.)

  2. oldymoldy says

    The “scientist” in me wonders if maybe there’s a bit of a food connection between the two. One of my dogs killed a groundhog a while back. He sat and watched for a couple of days, ’till it got too stinky to leave in the yard. The next step is usually for him to tear it open and roll in it. I finally took it across the field and threw it in the weeds hoping he wouldn’t go bring it back. The next day I saw a coyote come from that area and walk across the field. Went to inspect and there was nothing left. Maybe they compete for the same stuff.

  3. Acolyte of Sagan says

    Oldymoldy, by rolling in stinky stuff (either rotting corpses or faeces) it sounds like your dog has retained some of the craftier hunting instincts of it’s lupine ancestors. The idea seems to be that if a prey animal smells lupus or canine in the air it will bolt whether it sees the threat or not, but the smell of corruption or dung is a common feature in the wild, so a predator will roll in the smelly stuff to disguise its own scent, and as long as it stays out of sight it will be able to get closer to the prey.
    Or maybe they just like to stink.

    Digital Cuttlefish, what you need is pigs. Four hungry hogs can take care of a large human in a couple of days. They will eat and fully digest the whole body, bones and all,* and as a special bonus you get a higly nutritious fertiliser for the veg patch.

    *All except teeth and hair. You will need to shave the body and pull the teeth yourself, but they’re pretty easy to dispose of.
    And no, I’m not telling you how I know this.

  4. says

    The hovering of the vulture
    Portends a dying culture.
    The coyote’s hungry slinking
    Shows times of rot and stinking.
    Not only corpses but ideas foolish
    Render our prognosis ghoulish.
    The offal as our errors perish
    Maggots and bacteria cherish.

  5. Trebuchet says

    I’ve never seen spots like that on a coyote before. Maybe you’ve got jackals, or hyenas, or something!

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