Things like this are intriguing. I was out doing a shoot once and I came across a dead dog on location. It was pretty ripe and nasty. This one is pretty far gone. Death at this state is sometimes peaceful.
I wanted to photograph the dog I saw but it was swarming with flies of every species. Get to close to a fresh corpse and some of the big horse flies will start eating at your flesh too, plus I kind of felt bad for the dog.
Turkey vultures started to feed on it as well and those birds have a 6-7 foot wing span so I decided not to get very close. Sometimes you just have to let nature do its thing and respect it, if that makes any sense.
Mummies are always so fascinating...I wish i could have photographed a mummified bat I discovered while doing spring cleaning but apparently quick scavengers got to it before I could come back with my camera (sigh).