Clearly dead, not asleep
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Poor thing. I'm very sad to see that.
Is said to mark the location of the supracaudal gland. This is used for scent marking. I don't think it is a sexually dimorphic feature, but maybe younger animals take a while to develop it.
Shame for the poor beast: roadkill is a sad way to go.
Thanks for the info (I'll look up words like supracaudal and dimorphic later!!) I agree about the roadkill sadness - but maybe it was quicker than dying from disease or worse still being hunted. That part of the road is a bit of a 'black spot', too, from wildlife's point of view - rabbits, squirrels, hodgehegs, another fox last year, and badger have all been slaughtered.
that some thoroughly unpleasant types who go in for badger baiting and other despicable acts dispose of the animals in this manner, they are assumed to be road-kill.
Oh. Oh. :((
Lat/Lng: 51.0817, 1.0314
OS grid ref: TR124357
Secondary road one side, field the other. Almost certainly a RTA - plenty of school and commuter traffic along here.