Boing Boing brings us David Mizejewski’s “Zombies vs. animals? The living dead wouldn’t stand a chance“, an entertaining thought experiment considering how Mother Nature might deal with a horde of animate human corpses. A sneak peek: it likely wouldn’t go well for the dead.
The article is liberally supplemented with videos graphically demonstrating how various animals both create and deal with carrion. It also offers some intriguing ideas such as survivors raising beetles that feast exclusively on dead tissue as a biological defense mechanism.
All told, if Mizejewski’s is correct, it seems like a zombie apocalypse may be the ultimate environmental boon.