Gulf Fritillary Butterflies Eat Deer

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Venison
Butterflies drink nectar and other items we'd usually rather not think about. A deer was hit by a vehicle near our driveway and was turning rather smelly. As it liquified, these Gulf Fritillary and Buckeye adult butterflies enjoyed thier venison meal.
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae butterflies enjoy deer meat for a meal
Gulf Fritillary butterflies Agraulis vanillae enjoy dead animal carrion for a meal
Gulf Fritillary butterflies
Agraulis vanillae
drink dead deer.
A closer view
without the odor!
Common buckeye butterfly Junonia coenia  drinks dead deer carrion.
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae butterfly drinks from dead deer carrion
Common Buckeye Butterfly
Junonia coenia
also enjoys carrion
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly