Deer Discovered Munching on Human Remains

For the most part deer are herbivores, but like a lot of animals they are opportunistic. A group of forensic scientist, in Texas, released trail cam photos of a deer getting involved in one of their decomposition experiences. They caught the deer munching on the subject making it the first time a deer has been caught eating a human.

Popular Science reported, in July 2014, researchers left a body in a wooded part of FARF. They wanted to learn about how different scavengers leave their marks on human remains, so they set up a motion-sensitive camera to see who would stop by. In this part of Texas, it’s not unusual to see foxes, turkey vultures, raccoons, coyotes, and other carrion-gobblers picking at a corpse. But after a few months, someone new came to the table.

On January 5, 2015, the camera caught a glimpse of a young white-tailed deer standing near the skeleton with a human rib bone in its mouth. Then it happened again on January 13—the camera caught a deer with another rib sticking out of its mouth like a cigar. It’s not clear whether it was the same deer in both cases, but it’s certainly possible first one came back for seconds.

This is not the first time we have seen deer eating meat. They have been known to eat birds, bats, and other small rodents whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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