I also heard a story of a cat being eaten by a gator because the gator was lured by fish bait dumped in the yard.
Yes, I live in a very interesting place called Redlands, Miami, Florida. We also have pythons eating gators but those are different stories.
Hence the subject of this blog, lol, don't bury your pet in your yard. The article explains that IF your pet is found by another animal, that animal could get sick.
Trying to dig in any yard in South Florida either gets you to water or through a ton of small rocks. So the rules in the link of burying your loved pet 3 feet deep will take you a while of back breaking work. Andy & I had holes 3 feet deep dug, but they were with a rented machine to move some plants...!
As a painting artist who loves to paint your cats and dogs for you, I've noticed that some paintings are done for the memory. The first dog I painted for some was Wilson, as a keepsake memory of Karla's best furry friend. Please keep in mind all the furry (and scaly) friends that are outside, and act responsibly when choosing how to lay your pet to rest. I'm sure our veterinarians will guide us when these sad days arrive.
Anyway. If you're interested in not-gory-but-factual-details of what might happen if a pet is buried in a yard, here's the original link: Stop-burying-your-pets-in-the-backyard
Below is Halloween Still Life, 22x33 inches, acrylics on paper