Weird roadkill question

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I know this is kind of a weird wildlife question, but here goes anyway. On a stretch of road around here there has been a dead cat laying there for about 2 weeks. Nothing has touched it. Now just down the road from it, killed around the same time, was a porcupine. The porcupine is gone, the crows and eagles and whatever else cleaned it right up. Anyone have any idea why that cat is still there?
I've seen the same thing. Dead cats just don;t get eaten but a dead skunk will be gone in less then a day, as will possums, dillers, squirrels, etc.
Misty Moonlite, the cat may not be dead .....they got 9 lives. :lol: :lol:
curtis":2gp3438e said:
Misty Moonlite, the cat may not be dead .....they got 9 lives. :lol: :lol:

:shock: Good point curtis :nod: Think I should run it over again? :lol2:
MistyMorning":21hrhgcg said:
curtis":21hrhgcg said:
Misty Moonlite, the cat may not be dead .....they got 9 lives. :lol: :lol:

:shock: Good point curtis :nod: Think I should run it over again? :lol2:

Yes! Run over it again every time you go down that road. You don't know how many of them lives it has left... :lol2:
TexasBred":2731w2ko said:
Buzzards won't eat anything that's been poisoned. Don't ask me how they know....Could be that.

They also won't eat anything that has been struck by lightning...
As long as we're talking about cats----

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest.

After a moment or two, the vet shook his head sadly and said, "I'm so sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away." The distressed owner wailed, "Are you sure"?

"Yes, I am sure. The duck is dead," he replied.

"How can you be so sure"? she protested. "I mean, you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something."

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room, and returned a few moments later with a black Labrador Retriever.

As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom.

He then looked at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head. The vet patted the dog and took it out, and returned a few moments later with a cat.

The cat jumped up on the table and also sniffed delicately at the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100 percent certifiably, a dead duck."

Then the vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman.

The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$150!" she cried. "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead"?

"The vet shrugged. "I'm sorry. If you'd taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the lab report and the cat scan, it's now $150.

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