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Any of have a pic of a 6.5" cougar skull?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by btr, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. btr

    btr Member

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    Any of have a pic of a 6.5" cougar skull?

    I'm thinking of buying one, but I've not seen one in person.

    If you have a pic of a similar one in hand or with something I can use to judge the size, I would appreciate seeing it.

    I'm trying to decide if it is "big enough" or if I should spend more money on a larger skull.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Rausch

    Rausch Well-Known Member

    Which measurement is 6.5"? If it's width that's a good sized skull. If it's length it's small.
     

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    I agree that 6 is small. If it's a one time purchase, look for a larger one. There isn't much difference in appearance between a large and a small one. Possibly mainly the crest on a male. I posted pictures on here a while ago of one I worked on. Using the Advanced Search will probably turn them up for you. Try Mountain lion skull.
     
  4. RENUIRT

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    ..here's one I just finished..its a female about 7" long and 5" wide.. canines had hairline cracks on them and one actually split and i just glued it together..lol..

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  5. btr

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    Hello,

    Thanks all for your replies!

    Yes, the skull is listed as 6.5-6.75 inches long, not wide- listed as "medium" size.

    The next size up is a lot more expensive.

    Sea Wolf, I think I found the thread you mentioned:

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,338002.0.html

    How long is your skull?
     
  6. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly, the one I have is a tom and was 8 1/4 finished. Yes a bigger one is worth it. The raw head for this one I paid over $100 for and buying a raw head and cleaning it would be the cheapest way to get a larger one.
     
  7. btr

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    Thanks- I'm not going to prep my own for various reasons.

    Think a 7.5" would be a good display?