NZ1314 : Big roadkill on the road from Ovington

taken 10 years ago, near to Ovington, County Durham, Great Britain

Big roadkill on the road from Ovington
Big roadkill on the road from Ovington
Flattened rabbits and hedgehogs are common enough to be taken as a routine part of the road infrastructure, and in recent years dead foxes and badgers seem to be increasingly common in this area. However, a female Roe Deer (Capreolous capreolus) is unusual - more especially since there is a lot of eating on an animal this size and I'd expect it to be taken away fairly quickly. A farmer working nearby (who was interested in why I was taking photos) reckoned it had been killed the previous evening (perhaps twenty hours previously) and was one that had been in the area for about two years, and was quite capable of jumping fences and hedges to escape. Since her right hind leg has a right angle break, something must have just caught her behind before she could do so.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 February, 2011
Roadkill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1351 1491 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.7576N 1:47.5654W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1352 1492
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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