What strength we found this Great Silver Beetle (Nicrophorus vespillaides) turning the body of this poor old shrew.
The beetle kept moving underneath the shrew and physically lifting it and moving it. One of our reference books describes exactly what it was doing. It is a distinctive Sexton Beetle which buries the corpses of small mammals and birds on which eggs are laid and larvae feed.
I also love the colours of the flies on the corpse.
Can you tell that I cannot find many birds at the moment!