Skull of an Unknown

I happened upon this skull as I was walking in the woods this week.  I’m not sure what animal it belongs to.  At first I thought a possum, but the teeth don’t match up (a full picture of the skull would show an elongated skull but,of course, you know me, I’m much more interested in the close ups).

21 responses

  1. Amazing photos!!!

    March 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

  2. both of these images are peculiar / intriguing in their own way – with its combination of teeth and trees, the first is almost surreal – great!

    March 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  3. Oo, bones are almost as good as ice.

    March 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    • Yes, you’re right! I kind of felt myself drawn to this the same way I do the ice!

      March 20, 2012 at 3:07 am

  4. Great angle you took these from, especially the first one….looking at those gnashers I would say Sheep

    March 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm

  5. Great photos.. I love the way you’ve taken the top photo as though you are looking from inside it’s mouth! Excellent!

    March 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

  6. Jolly good! I’m a sucker for skulls. Especially like the first one – cool perspective as others have said. I also think the sepia was a good choice.

    March 19, 2012 at 1:01 am

    • Thanks! Yes, there is something intriguing about skulls. Lots of potential there.

      March 20, 2012 at 3:11 am

  7. Lemony, did you make any of the whole skull? I may well be able to identify it for you. If not, please describe its size as well as you can. From first glance at the teeth, I’m thinking deer or sheep (or goat). Definitely herbivore.

    March 19, 2012 at 2:55 am

    • Gary, I do have the whole skull (several shots, actually). That would be great if you could identify it. Thank you for offering to try! I’ll post an update to my original post (tomorrow or Wednesday…) so you can see it.

      March 20, 2012 at 3:14 am

  8. WOW! You are amazing dear Melanie, this is great shots. Thank you, with my love, nia

    March 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

  9. Cool, amazing find and great photos. I never find anything that interesting on my walks/bike rides.

    March 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

    • I was really surprised that I found it where I did. I came upon in a wooded area right near a large neighborhood. No farms with animals nearby. Mystery!

      March 20, 2012 at 3:21 am

  10. Fantastic shots! Especially the first one, really great perspective.

    March 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  11. George Weaver

    Of course, I love the first one too. What kind of teeth? They appear to be hollow. I really do like the second one too, though. What I thought of was sand on shifting tectonic plates. I’m nutty. I do like the tone a lot. I think it works so well here because of the natural shadows on the subjects. Maybe.

    March 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

    • The verdict on the kind of teeth is still out. But Gary (author of the blog titled krikitarts) who is a veterinarian, has offered to try to identify it for me, so I’m about to post a follow up on this post with photograph of the full skull. I’m glad you find that the second “maybe” works; I am unsure about it.

      March 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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