i can see some birds nearby. i don't see many bugs around. i was by myself.

running errands

tired from carrying shopping bags

i remember other rats and mouse i've found, but usually they're near homes or indoors, unlike this one

there's a large rubbish bin on this street, i've noticed a lot of animals hang around it, i assume to pick at the trash

it doesn't look run over by a car, but it seems to have been smashed by something?

this close to other animals, i imagine it will get eaten. someone may step on it and get guts on their shoes, which would travel with them for a short while.