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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs Β· 2 months ago

Who carts off the carcasses of dead vermin πŸ€ πŸ¦‡?

Obviously πŸ™„ cities and towns have large numbers of Mice 🐁 rats πŸ€ bats πŸ¦‡ snakes 🐍 etc.

Do they just leave the carcasss to fester and spread disease. Obviously these animals will die sometime

What happens to dead stray dogs πŸ• cats 🐈 ponies etc.

What do cities do?Β 

6 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Most of these are taken care by birds and other animals in a few hours. Larger animals are often justΒ  moved off the road and nature takes its course.

    In cities, animal control picks up the carcasses.

    Ponies? Really?Β 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    These DIY tips are useful, but an exterminator can dispose of the carcass for you. ... Coming across a dead rat is a disgusting and horrifying sight. ... long (not including their tails) and range in color from cinnamon or brown to gray or buff.

  • 2 months ago

    Crows eat dead animals. Slugs and ants finish off the remains.Β 

  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Just a tip: knock it off with the emojis.Β  If you want us to believe you're an adult, act like one.

    Pretty much any town large enough to have a town manager - my own small town of 1600 people has one - is going to have someone or a department designated for dealing with dead animals.

    Little ones like mice and birds obviously they're not going to bother.Β  Mice die by the millions every single day, their surface area to body volume is large enough that they are exposed to the elements well enough that their carcasses are broken down quickly by scavengers, decay and weather.Β  Yes, small animals can spread disease but it's not as common as the alarmist reports would have you believe.Β Β 

    Larger animals, particularly those on roadways or other public spaces, will be dealt with by the department designated, usually within the municipality's waste handling authority or perhaps road maintenance.

    Animals that die on private property are usually the property owner's problem.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    What is on your property is your problem. Β  What is on the public property (roads, parks, dumping areas) will be picked up by the government sanitation department. Β In some cities, the medical services take the bodies to the morgue for an autopsy regardless of where they are shot.

  • 2 months ago

    Nature handles the small ones just fine -- several types of birds scavenge, as well as a number of medium animals and snakes.Β  The medium and large ones on highways are picked up by sanitation department or highway repair [if the crows and vultures don't clear them first]

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