We did a little science experiment in our yard, unexpectedly, thanks to the laws of nature and survival of the fittest a while back that we came across last week.
A little background:
About a year ago, our aging dog managed to kill a rabbit and eat about half of it before my husband called her off it.
He brought her in the house, where she promptly threw up, right in front of the fridge and my daughter.
As she stood over the steaming pile of blood, bone and guts exclaiming “eeeww” repeatedly, my husband swore, then cleaned up the mess and buried the remains (including the part the dog didn’t eat that was still in the back yard) in a plastic grocery bag behind our shed. He marked the spot so we would know where it was.
Fast-forward a year.
While digging a new compost area last week, he dug up the bag that had contained the remains of the rabbit. Guess what?
The rabbit was gone, completely decomposed and turned to dust.
And the bag?
Completely intact. And I mean completely intact. It had decayed not one little bit.
So please, ponder that the next time you’re in the grocery store or anywhere else they are likely to give you a plastic bag. That bag, which took chemicals to create, will be around for a very, very long time.
— Linda J.