In a Never-Before Seen Behavior, Deer Spotted Gnawing Human Flesh

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In an unprecedented finding, researchers spotted a deer chewing on a human rib during a study aimed at examining how human remains decompose in the wild. Scavengers take advantage of opportunities to eat, and carcasses left in the wild often decay quickly because animals can make quick work of the remains–even human remains. Known as “body farms,” some research facilities study how human remains decompose in the open air, including which animals interact with the corpse.
In the first recorded incident of its kind, a white-tailed deer is seen gnawing on a human rib.
A human rib is seen with a forked split, showing where a white-tailed deer chewed on the bone.
Photograph courtesy Lauren A. Meckel/Academia Read More: Nat Geo

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