While I was gathering eggs from the chicken coop, my shadow dog, Firetruck, was doing some desert gathering as well. Obviously all the dogs were interested in what she was carrying in her mouth. I asked her to give it to me and she did. On one hand I feel sorry for this critter. On the other hand this is one of the things I love about living in the wild desert: you never know when something unexpected will happen.
I’m including lots of photos here for anyone who may find this as interesting as I do. I think it’s from a coyote, but given how many dogs are just dumped out here, that is always a possibility. If you’ve got any remarks on what animal this was or any hints you get from the photos about its condition or demise, please add them to the comments.