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What Animal Is This?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Dante D., Apr 25, 2020.

  1. Dante D.

    Dante D. New Member

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    E4F4F549-6B09-4818-B377-53B99AC4A14F.jpeg 2F30CF6D-91AE-4201-A8D9-1AD3F3AE3BB4.jpeg 4AA8C0E6-CD8E-455A-A9E1-26DB3DB962C1.jpeg 11B6B909-9D54-4550-B321-244B6996C4DA.jpeg A friend of mine on Facebook dug this up at their house in Clarkston Michigan. Does anyone have an idea of what it might be?
     
  2. Turkey
     

  3. Dante D.

    Dante D. New Member

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    It’s way too big to be a turkey, or even a turkey vulture.
     
  4. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

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    its not a skull if thats what you are thinking. it looks like the pelvic region of a turkey
     
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  5. Dante D.

    Dante D. New Member

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    Ok, thank you. I looked it up on google and it’s showing the same bones as the pictures.
     
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  6. Keel bone and back bone of a turkey.

    The holes along either side of the center of the inside of the back bone are where the lungs are.

    And you are not the first person to mistake this for a skull of some kind.
     
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  7. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    you could stuff that thing into a turkey
     
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  8. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

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    if you wanna have fun, take it to the taxidermist along with your first photo. ask him to make it into a mystery animal skull. insert eyes where the holes are and a jaw set from a lion into the cavity :)
     
  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    The second part that you have is the breastbone.
     
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