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White-tailed deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Description:

White tailed deer remains found on a birding trail in the Devil's Millhopper, a massive sinkhole. Pictures include the lower mandible, scapula, leg, some skull fragments, dried skin, and hair.

Habitat:

The Devil's Millhopper has its own microclimate, a bit like a rain forest in the sinkhole itself. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-... The deer was found on a trail inside of the park but outside the hole.

Notes:

The birding trail started smelling like death many yards before coming across the skeleton. I suspect scavengers scattered its remains all along the foliage surrounding the trail.

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lizardking
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lizardking

City of Gainesville Municipal Boundaries, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2019
Submitted on Oct 24, 2019

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