Just two weeks ago there was a dead squirrel. Today it was a dead baby skunk, right up against my back fence. It was NOT there at lunch time, but when I came home it was there stiff, white crud dried at its mouth, with flies all around. All I can say is if there is someone in the neighborhood poisoning "nuisance" animals, what with the risk of said poisoned animals getting into areas where they could poison pets?!... I'm going to stop right there.
The good news is the garbage people never took my trash last week, so there were plenty of bags in which it could be placed/tied off for disposal.