When the Beaver became Fast Food

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue April. 10, 2018 1425 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago

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

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Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago

YESSS! joy

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Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

:=D 

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

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Camellia 1 year, 5 months ago

Great closeups and another great write up :)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks! blush smile

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Lisa Britton 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago

Every fly and bug want fast food ... wink

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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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Shane Coleman 1 year, 5 months ago

Their teeth are the same color as Nutria... hmm, I wonder why?

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Shane Coleman 1 year, 5 months ago

To much cigarettes? joy
That at least I know, It's another material. It's harder and  the teeth will be sharpened be using. It's lifelong growing. Therefore teeth of rodentia have to be cut by an veterinary, if they are kept in capitivity or as pets and don't get the right (hard) food.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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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