Old, on east side in vegtation, hair, skin and bones left, dead about 1 month; Usually ride west side of road so missed it in few times on east side 1/2 grown
fragmented but reconstructed, detached legs look too big for those still attached at tail, might have. been 2; parotid gland present on remnant of head; on road numerous clumps of slime from gland or yolk; east lane inside track
DOR adult, Western Crosstimbers wooded creek crossing
DOR adult at wooded creek crossing in rural pastureland
Found this guy while walking the dog. Squirrels are a menace in this neighborhood, so I shed no tears. I only post here when I can generally recognize the creature.
This was on a relatively busy two lane city street.
The speed limit may be 30, but no one drives that slow unless the police are patrolling.
Coyote (Canis latrans)
20 November 2016
Farm Road 2153 & Private Road 2732
Denton, Denton County, Texas
A smallish coyote was dead beside the farm road which did not have much if any shoulder. There was no bleeding evident anywhere on the road and no readily visible impact area where the skin was torn. It likely died as a result of the blunt impact of a vehicle. A group of five Black Vultures had landed on a fence beside the road and were getting ready to eat the carcass but they scattered temporarily with our approach. Looks like it had been dead only for a few hours as there was no foul smell yet when we photographed it. And the heavy traffic on the farm road had yet to hit the carcass. In short, the carcass was still intact when we chanced upon it.