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I have no idea what killed this cardinal. I found him quite fresh and seemingly healthy, other than having had his head removed from his body. I expected a scavenger to remove the body for me, but two weeks later, it seems only the insects have visited. Bits of his color still remain, and he's still rather beautiful, but in a very different way.

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