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Gruesome photo of a dead deer which had gotten hung up in a tall tree when flood waters were very high. I do not know how this deer met its death. I assume it either tried to cross the flooded Mahoning Creek, got stuck in this tree and drowned or even snapped its neck in the struggle or if the body of an already dead deer was transported to this unusual location by the moving flood waters. Its rotting carcass hung there while various carrion eaters picked it apart until it was finally decomposed enough to lose hold and fall approximately 30 feet to the ground.
This location is owned by Pennsylvania's Army Corp of Engineers, who maintains the land for the purpose of flood control. Obviously, this image is after the flood waters receded.
It is not my intention to offend. I posted this because I think it is very interesting.