Anybody have a doggie TicTac?
Here is the dead deer from previous posts at the one month mark. She is greatly reduced in volume, but apparently still intriguing ... at least to Bear.
Although there has been an occasional suspiciously stinky muzzle ... none of my dogs seem to have rolled in the deer remains, a fact I credit to the spiky smilax vines that are growing all around and through it.
You don't wanna romp in smilax, believe me.
I'll "dead deer" update us again in January ... I think monthly is often enough, now that most of the dramatic changes have occurred.
It's worth noting that smilax is a favorite forage of whitetail deer, so many of the atoms from this unfortunate deer could easily wind up first in the smilax vines, and then in the new fawns that will grace PFHQ this spring.
Think of springy spotted fawns bouncing through the grass ... see, don't you feel better?
I love the original "Alien" movie. When it first came out, it was, to me, a white knuckled clench the armrest sort of movie.
These stinkhorn fungi so resemble the egg pods in that movie that I wonder if they weren't the inspiration.
Stinkhorns get their name due to their habit of smelling like ... um, ... dead deer in front yards.
This attracts flies, which spread the spores of the stinkhorn, ensuring new generations of stinky fungi.
Smilax recycling dead deer, stinkhorn fungi recycling the mulch in my flower beds ... it's all stinky good.
Maybe not great, if it's happening a few yards from your front porch as in my case, but in the grand scheme of things ... it's good.