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Posts tagged “Canis latrans

back on the floor

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?

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life and death on the forest floor

First snake of the year for me! Its always a garter snake.

Clearly relishing the midday warmth of this silt encrusted floodplain forest floor.

Eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis). Montague MA April 9, 2011

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) ?

Coyote (Canis latrans). Leverett MA April 15, 2011