Decomposing deer

Asked June 15, 2020, 3:51 PM EDT

We have a dead deer in our yard. A friend suggested covering it with lime. I’m concerned about our well, and the deer is uphill from the Platte River. How can we eliminate the odor? It’s in our yard about 50 feet from our house.

Benzie County Michigan

1 Response

Removal of the carcass would be your best option. This will also help with reducing the presence of scavengers and predators around your home attempting to feed on the carcass.
Possibly contact your local animal control or road commission to inquire about options of potential removal of the carcass.