Hello. I’m still here. I was just hibernating.
Back in April 2011 I came a across a deceased coyote early into it’s decay. Just a couple weeks ago I found myself in the same neck of the woods and after about 10 minutes of poking around I found this. Probably the same one but I couldn’t really say for certain of course. I was impressed by how little remained after 23 months. Who wants to see more photos of dead coyotes?
First snake of the year for me! Its always a garter snake.
Clearly relishing the midday warmth of this silt encrusted floodplain forest floor.
I found this coyote far from the road so I don’t have any great guesses as to why it had died.
Can you spot all 4 American Carrion Beetles (Necrophila americana) ?