I've killed a Dragon at both Winterhold and the College of Winterhold several times. In fact, if it is the same dragon as the one at Mount Anthor, I've killed it a couple of times more. It started out as a simple dragon and it is now a blood dragon. I think it might have been getting tougher to reflect my level. I think I've killed it around ten times already. It's skeleton disappears everytime I leave the place (I think I fast travelled every time) and come back (usually after some in game days, other quests and the like take up time. (:), it is no longer there. After spending some time in the area, it always appears and I end up killing it yet again, getting another dragon soul and other loot. I was wondering if this was a bug or if this was normal dragon behavior. I thought dragon bodies were not supposed to disappear?

Note: As evidenced by my other question, I have had bugged dragons before. The one in that question ended up appearing as a dead body at another quest location for no reason after all the trouble I explained earlier. This is just in case anyone is looking at both questions and there is a relation.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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This is business as usual. Dragons respawn, and if their bodies didn't disappear eventually most cities would be rotten with dragon carcasses.

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    My pleasure. If you consider the question answered, you can click the checkmark next to this answer to indicate that it is. You can also request additional information or clarification via comments.
    – kotekzot
    Commented May 28, 2013 at 12:19
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    I know, I'll mark your answer accepted. I was waiting for a bit to see if anyone contradicted it since there were a lot of people saying that dragon bodies do not disappear. Since no one has, I'll accept now.
    – batbrat
    Commented May 28, 2013 at 14:25
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    lmao @ business as usual.
    – Ender
    Commented May 28, 2013 at 18:12

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