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What could this jawbone be from?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Darcum, May 1, 2013.

  1. Darcum

    Darcum New Member

    Hey all
    A couple of years ago whilst out walking my dog on some hills I found this jawbone, and at the time dismissed it as being a dog's jaw.
    Long story short, today the jaws of a yote skull came apart but before I fixed them I noticed the huge size difference between the partial jaw I found and the yote jaw. I know there isn't a lot to go on because the jawbone I found is broken, but am I still right in saying this is just from a large dog breed?

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    Thank you in advance!
    Ellie :)
     
  2. Boar/pig front part of jaw.
     

  3. double barrel

    double barrel New Member

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    Looks kinda bigfootish to me. LOL! Wait, I got it, it's from a "Bigtooth" . You got proof that bigtooths do exsist. Now we can start a thread and talk for days about bigtooth. Come to think of it, I saw a bigtooth while out hunting.
     
  4. This.
     
  5. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Indeed. It's a pig. :)
     
  6. lizardguts

    lizardguts skull collector

    A dog would have the same tooth pattern as a coyote. Same for wolf, fox, etc
     
  7. Darcum

    Darcum New Member

    Ah right, thank you very much! It seemed like a weird place for a pig to be, I know there's sheep and cows up on these hills but I wouldn't have expected a pig!
     
  8. double barrel

    double barrel New Member

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    This reminds me of a few years back. My son and I were deer hunting. We were in a farmming area, and had seen some signs of a big deer. It was getting late, sun was going down, he said he heard something comming out, sitting in his stand, trying to turn a little so he could get a shot at the deer he heard comming out behind him. He could tell it was 4 legged creature, sounded heavy enough to be a deer, not a squirrel, waiting, ready, looking hopeing to see big horns. Finally, a glimps of white, out it came, a 350 lb. hog, aparently had gotten out of the farmers pen. I told him later in the truck, you should'a shot it, we'd had some meat. LOL!
     
  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    I see what could be a knife mark on the inside. Hog jaws are normally solid across the front in an adult. Might be hard to tell but examine that center *break* and see if it looks like it could have been cut with a saw. Many times hanging hog carcasses are sliced in half straight through the head. Possibly someone tossed out bones from a butchered hog and something ran off with some to chew on.
     
  10. BWebbs31

    BWebbs31 Classic Skull Mounts, LLC

    Yup, seawolf's right! All the butcher shops that I know of in Wisconsin (except maybe one) cut the pig's in half from the butt to the snout. They'll then sell the pig heads for around $8-$10 a half. People will cook up the heads to eat & toss the rest in the garbage. Quite possible that's what happened & a coon or some other critters got the bones out of the trash and picked it clean. Just a guess though....may never know!!
     
  11. Darcum

    Darcum New Member

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    I think you're probably right! A little difficult to see in the photo but the edge is slightly serrated, and there's a couple more marks that could have been caused by a knife . Thank you very much for clearing that up, pretty interesting to learn :)
     
  12. saw marks
     
  13. AH7

    AH7 New Member

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    Yup. Saw marks and the cut marks that SW noticed are certainly cut marks.

    Damn, and I was hoping to declare this another chupacabra!
     
  14. lizardguts

    lizardguts skull collector

    Eww hope they enjoyed their head cheese