dead_animal_tree.jpgDead Animal Tree/ "The animals were not nailed to it, as they sometimes were, but tied, by wings or paws or tails. He started to release a magpie, his teeth chattering as a wing came away in his hand."/ p. 39/ It's done to remind people in the surrounding area that there is a problem with the species of animal hanging from the tree, whether it be that they're killing other animals, or causing problems in general. The animals are usually either nailed or tied to a treem but they are always dead. MKE & CAM