A Good Poop

Postmortem fun!


  1. #1 Left_Wing_Fox
    April 9, 2008

    I was under the impression that it’s fairly unusual for dogs to eat their owners corpses after death.

  2. #2 tim
    April 9, 2008

    I hate to say it, but aren’t forensic science journals sort of like cheating? Half the articles, you can just hear someone going “and you won’t BELIEVE what happened to THIS one.”

  3. #3 Earthceuticals
    April 11, 2008

    Yes, the dog one sounded unusual to me too. I wasn’t aware that even wild dogs would eat fallen pack members?

  4. #4 madder
    April 14, 2008


    In my forensic training, we were repeatedly told that dogs of dead owners will generally wait a long time before beginning to consume said owner. I’m not sure whether it’s been tested, but it was taken as a decent rule-of-thumb starting point that a dog-chewed decedent had been down for at least a couple days.

    Cats, on the other hand, begin to dine pretty much immediately after the first missed feeding.

  5. #5 Tlazolteotl
    April 14, 2008

    Hey, the poor animals do eventually get hungry, you know.

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    December 11, 2009

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