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wizz



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 11 7:37 pm    Post subject: deer road kill  Reply with quote    

Not sure about the right thread for this one but here goes... What to do about the above?

Yesterday morning a small car obviously had a bit of an accident (smashed in front end) and parked up at the end of the long farm drive that we use as our access to the main road. It was only this morning that I noticed a small dead deer on the verge - so guess it might have been the cause and victim. It's obviously lain there (intact) for more than 24 hrs - so am assuming that no one is tempted to harvest this particular bit of road kill (and to be honest don't think i am either!) however I am guessing it's only a matter of time before it starts to attract wild scavengers - and i'm a bit worried that our mutt might be attracted/diverted down that way when out walking off lead - not good in view of the proximity of the road. It's obviously going to make waiting for the bus down there a bit whiffy too!

So whilst I guess we'll revert to the default position and leave it to be scavenged and decompose - anyone have any better ideas?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 11 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

grab any sound bits
after 24 hrs i would stick to relatively undamaged muscle

misty07



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 11 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i would. open it up and just take whats good cant be no harm if been hit by car and only good bits taken

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 11 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

pends how mangled it is ,even with no trauma i would only want the outside
,sling in wheelbarrow ,skin for the hide ,see if any meat looks ok

with roadkill expect trauma to bruise some of the meat ,it wont matter in a stew

spose it is the modern equivalent of chasing deer off a cliff

24 hrs is a bit long to leave the shopping at the side of the road

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 11 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Twenty four hours at this time of year is no big deal.
There aren't any flies to lay on it & daytime temps in single figures even down here.
Mid summer would be different.
Save the unbruised for yourself & the offal & bruised for the dogs.

gai



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 11 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Doesn't deer have to be bled/gutted or something straight away?

gil
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 11 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, I was kinda wondering about gralloching.

I was going to suggest asking the farmer to uplift in a digger bucket if the smell got too bad and it was by the bus stop.

I know dead badgers really stink.

Kenworth



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 11 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It needs to be buried, or every dog in the neighborhood will want to snack on it. If it can't be buried, the trash man needs to haul it to the dump.

Shane



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 11 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Kenworth wrote:
If it can't be buried, the trash man needs to haul it to the dump.
Can't do that any more - there's all sorts of regulations for the disposal of large animal carcasses once you get officialdom involved.

Kenworth



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 11 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shane wrote:
Kenworth wrote:
If it can't be buried, the trash man needs to haul it to the dump.
Can't do that any more - there's all sorts of regulations for the disposal of large animal carcasses once you get officialdom involved.


Hmmm. Nature will not be allowed to take it's course? Too bad. Thanks for the education. Of course, for the life of me, I can not figure out what would be wrong with letting decomposition take place, but I'm not the officialdom ruling your world. Yikes!

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 11 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is very hot where Shane lives. Here in the UK they just rot slowly.

Shane



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 11 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think they can rot away by the side of the road quite happily, but didn't the UK bring in some legislation two or three years ago that made it pretty hard to dispose of pet dogs, horses, etc? I would have thought that asking bin men to dispose of large animal carcasses would fall foul of the same laws.

evie2



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 11 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you contact your local council they will let you know who will remove the carcase.

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