I don’t come across these very often. This is the remnants of a White-tailed Deer skeleton. I discovered these bones scattered across a wide area—I would estimate that they were strewn over roughly 150 square yards/meters. As you can see from these pictures, the entire skeleton was not present at this location. Further, many of the bones showed signs of having been broken—the rib bones in particular. The deer’s carcass—if not the deer itself—was certainly treated violently by the area’s resident predators.
2 Replies to “White-tailed Deer – Skeleton”
Strangely beautiful, if unsettling.
Thanks, Melissa. It’s always interesting to think about what might have transpired to create the situation as I found it.