I came across this squirrel while out running the other night, looks to me like it got hit going across the road and died trying to get back to a tree.
We make life so treacherous for these animals.
This squirrel had obviously been lying there for a while, now I know it must seem weird to people that I pick these things up but I think it is worse that people allow a beautiful animal to rot on the ground.
I took him home and wrapped him up in a mesh bag, I dug a hole and buried him. He will now take up to a year to decompose, feeding the ground and small insects around him.
I don’t have much space to bury my finds, but I always try and dispose of them properly. If I can I bag them or move them to a safer area where they won’t be pummeled into the ground.
On the opposite end of the scale.
Tonight I passed a dismembered deer on the side of the motorway. Someone has obviously stopped and removed the head of a roadkill deer. Showing no respect for the animal.This is just trophy hunting.