There have been a number of casualties in the form of wildlife. Enlist a packmate to keep the territory free from the bodies of these unfortunate victims of disease.
At least he'd gotten the vulture in early on, for he wasn't sure if birds could be effected, but one thing he did know for sure was that with all the dead animals, from small rodents to rabbits, the bird would have been chowing down without thought on all of the disease riddled corpses around the place.
Not that he cared, nor was the vulture his responsibility or a pet. He was only trying to save the bird from itself because everyone seemed to expect him to sort it out; it wasn't like he'd asked or forced the vulture to come to these lands with him.
With a sigh, he scooped up another of the mice corpses, flinging it onto the large fire he'd fought to get going. There was nothing else to do but dispose of them, even if it wasn't the most glamorous of jobs.
Art by Remarin