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Skull ID help?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by tobey522, May 10, 2013.

  1. Was wondering what this might be. I know it is probably hard to tell due to the damage to it. I found it out in the woods where we have a large pack of coyotes all the time. It was next to some deer skulls/ bones. Didn't know if it was possibly a fawn?
     

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  2. Virginia Opossum. Only thing in the US with a Brain that Small...
     

  3. Ditto, the crest is a dead give away too. Definitely opossum.
     
  4. Ok awesome! Wasn't thinking anything like that! Thank you guys!
     
  5. darkbloodwyvern

    darkbloodwyvern We've been sent here to raise hell and cause chaos

    Fawn skulls are super thin and probably wouldn't be that complete, I had one that was sat on, gently but there wasn't enough of it whole for me to bother saving, sadly! The older the animal was, the skull will be thicker and more solid. I found a baby possum skull and after cleaning the thing went into a bunch of pieces. Did the deer bones have gnawing on them as well? Just curious. Some of my favorite bones are my pile of goat legs with dog damage on them!
     
  6. Oh yea there was knowing damage to a lot of the bones.
     
  7. AH7

    AH7 New Member

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    Alas, it is a possum. I was really hoping for another Chupacabra.