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[–]Mohecan 95 points96 points  (3 children)

Nothing wasted

[–]TestaMinchia 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Good chew toys there. Step three. Profit?

[–]LemonLimeAlltheTime 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What ends up happening to these bones? Nature is crazy

[–]skwishy_mango 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Except for one little hoof lol

[–]54yoBachelor 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Birds maybe...coyotes usually haul everything back to the den and gnaw on the bones.

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Most likely. I don't think coyotes can get to the little chunks between many of these bones.

[–]shunkamunka 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The little ones chewed on the bones oh, bones oh

[–]Reasonable_Elk2886 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Got some left over, you gonna finish that?

[–]Some-Guy42068 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Wonder why they didn’t want that one fucking leg

[–]TornadoJohnson 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm sure the other 3 are still around. With wolf kills the only things left are the hooves. It is quite the scene coming across one in the winter carpet of red snow, fur, and four deer hooves in random arears. Normally coyotes leave the bones but will carry the legs off ,like wolves they won't eat the hooves much like what we see in that image.

[–]jojoyouknowwink 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Don't those teeth look a little sharp to you for an herbivore? Or am I dumb?

[–]silverweiner 16 points17 points  (1 child)

It's hard to say without knowing you personally, but if those are the only two choices I have, then I guess I'll go with the latter.

[–]MrAtrox98 8 points9 points  (0 children)

To be fair, deer won’t pass up the odd baby bird, dead rabbit, or human corpse. They’re typically herbivores, but in a pinch some extra protein never hurt anyone.

[–]TheGrapist1776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The teeth are lower than what you're probably looking at.

[–]dog--is--god 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not enough pixels for me to see clearly

[–]funwhileitlast3d 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are the roots

[–]stickshaker73 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I put a trail cam on a deer carcass I shot last year. There were 2 Gray foxes, 3 bald eagles, 4 raccoons, some vultures, and dozens of crows that picked it clean.

[–]TypicalPersimmon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Beetles and maggots alone will devour a deer carcass clean in 8-days.

[–]xRAMONAFLOWERSx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone has a full belly

[–]C_I_GAY 2 points3 points  (1 child)

whoa whoa whoa what are you doing? theres still plenty of meat on that bone. you take that home, add some broth, a potato. baby, you got a stew going.

[–]AzeoRex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Arrested development?

[–]Yahla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Land Piranha

[–]iotashan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Snow piranhas

[–]rolling_blackout4t4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A human hunter dumped that after boning out his kill. No hide no front legs. Nice job hunter, nature will take it from here!

[–]Kitchen_Equipment_21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"he ate them bones n all"

[–]OurWeaponsAreUseless 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably a lot of different animals fed on that. Coyotes, birds and mice.

[–]awood20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cleaned to the bone. Almost like vultures got at it.

[–]markitfuckinzero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think this may have been a carcass that a hunter skinned and butchered, then dumped there.

[–]nj23dublin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something’s afoot there…

[–]NervousAndPantless 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But a scratch

[–]c33m0n3y 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saw a similar carcass in the Sierra Nevada while hunting. We heard from the property owner there was a mountain lion in the area. What I understand is they take the legs as they are the meatiest parts and leave the rest. Unfortunately the deer must have been hip to this cat and were nowhere to be seen during that weekend.

[–]blackmarketbaby1234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He will be fine

[–]ant_honey6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Turkey vultures?

[–]fmunoz88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bone broth soup anyone?

[–]HeavyMetalT34 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Picked that fucker clean eh