Hester Winterbourne wrote:I've noticed, once it was pointed out to me, that dead badgers (possibly not foxes either) on the road don't get scavenged. Any other animal, there will be a couple of crows or magpies dodging the traffic to clean up the bits. But badgers remain, bloated or mummified, for weeks. So I wonder why that is. And I think there is something in that idea that top predators accumulate undesirable stuff, and especially if you are a top predator yourself it would not be a good idea to consume them on a regular basis.