I live in the Rockies, a very HARD place to access if you don't use roads.
So this got me thinking - if you had Zeds shambing around coming from let's say, Vegas to the Western slope (approx 750 miles across desert and then high mountain country), there is going to be a point where they start running out of humans to munch on.
Slow moving Zeds are not going to be catching snakes and rabbits along the way. A runner might snag something, but it is going to be few and far in between.
So, what happens like 500 miles out into the desert? Do they start decomposing fast under the desert sun and 100+ temperatures? Can they sustain themselves for long periods of time from feeding to feeding?
Would they try catching bugs to eat? Are they that fast? Would they start eating each other?
I'd like to hear ideas, theories, your thoughts.
Biology is the answer here. With enough time, the zeds bodies will begin to break down and slowly fall apart. Cause once a person is infected with the virus, its slowly and sometimes rapidly decomposes the body. The virus needs fresh host in order to survive. That is what the virus wants is in a sense "fresh meat". So time is the essecene. Enough time and the zeds will decompose.