I took our Jess for a walk this evening and decided to go a different way for a change. I came to a small body of water that forms mainly in winter or if it's been wet enough. It dries out during long hot dry spells. Anyway, I found our Jess sniffing a dead creature laying at the side of the water and then realised it was a dog.
It was a terrier type with a docked tail, was black in colour. It was starting to decompose around it's muzzle so you could see it's teeth but it's body was still intact. It was soaked so I don't know whether it had been in the water or not. We did have some rain last night but, otherwise, it has been dry recently and I doubt this dog has been dead that long.
It looked like a young dog judging by it's teeth and it didn't seem too thin or anything. Looked like it was well fed.
There was no collar or anything.
In all the years I've walked down the fields and I've come across dead cats sometimes or dead wild creatures but never a dog. It was quite disturbing to see and very unusual.