It has been a week, and we're adding to that post, to show just how swiftly, and how completely, the wild ones clean up after themselves.
That deer fed not only the pack of wolves, but the local fox, a pair of bald eagles, untold numbers of ravens. This at a time when there isn't much to eat out there, with the land still locked down in snow and ice. At a time when the animals are as tired of the cold as we are, and even more tired of the struggle to find food.
So yes, we are sad for the deer, who didn't get to see Spring come this year. But we have to be okay with it, because it is Nature's way, and the means by which the other animals survive.