When the Beaver became Fast Food

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue April. 10, 2018 1550 views

The weekly theme is "fast food" (9th to 15th April) and I promise, I put into this challenge a lot nicer picture.

But in the end it's all the same – it's the circle of life. The presentation on Schlossinsel of Donau-Auen National Park, which I described in Ziesel Day, gave also information about food chains and death and decay. Road kill is placed to be decomposed by bugs and flies and more in a special place. I was thrilled to see a beaver, although I was sad, that it died in a car accident. At least I learned a lot besides what I already know - yes, I also knew, what I have to expect for my body one day (hopefully far, far in the future). As an archaeologist I’m interested in such things. Because I have to life with two biologists, I have seen and smelled (OmG!!!) worse. Actually I had no problems with the dead body at all, but it’s droppings are on another page of the story. Nevertheless I appreciated (sigh) this information too. I hope, I will see "our" beaver very much alive one day.

RIP

RIP

Tracks and droppings

Tracks and droppings

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

Fascinating series! That's the first Beaver post mortem I've ever witnessed! Wonderful clear images! Love the yellow/orange teeth!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks, tt was my first beaver too ... wink
VERY sharp teeth!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 3 months ago

Kind of reminds me of the Monty Python sketch where the pet store was trying to sell a dead parrot...remember that one???
"he's not dead, he's only sleeping"........(((GRIN)))

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

YESSS! joy

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Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 3 months ago

:=D 

I never missed an episode on TV or one of their full length films!

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 3 months ago

Great closeups and another great write up :)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks! blush smile

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Lisa Britton 2 years, 3 months ago

OMG - Sigrid your caption is too funny. 
Great photos of some road kill/fast food.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Lisa Britton 2 years, 3 months ago

Every fly and bug want fast food ... wink

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 3 months ago

sad but that is life. We had the same situation last month. The wolf was back in Belgium. Or bettet 2 of them. A week later one wad a roadkill. Nice photos,good for documentation

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 3 months ago

Sad! In Austria they would have been victims by idiotic hunters - men with rifles, who call themselfs game keeper ...

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

He is just taking a nap from all his hard work. Those teeth are true weapons and tools. On life and death I agree with the words of Khalil who said "For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one"

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 3 months ago

I saw a picture, which was  photographed, when it was still curled up and waving (like the Queen) with one front paw - both caused by rigor mortis. Yes, when I took the picture, it was already in the "final nap" position.
When I saw this enormous teeth, I came to understand the bite marks on the bark, which I photographed around Easter.
Yes, Death is just another Beginning.

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Andi Saw 2 years, 3 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 3 months ago

joy - I never left - joy
Perplexed? Did I mix up every present-past-future forms again? Victoria is so going to kill me, if I did!
No, there is a another section, where are feathers, snakeskin, tracks and dropings, skulls and other secundary "proof of life".
It's big! Maybe the size of a basset hound.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 3 months ago

*giggle* I'm a "horrible clay (non-)artist". Once I had to practice all day in a seminar for prehistoric pottery - my things looked so VERY ancient, they must have been in a style before the first idea of the first idea of the first pottery was invented. BUT I have an colleague, who is really good at it, but this person is also very dancing in spirals in the moonlight - maybe ...

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