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Can You Identify This Skull?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by Tnrandy, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Tnrandy

    Tnrandy Active Member

    My son and I happened up on this skull a few years ago...any ideal what it belongs to?

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  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Some kind of pig , boar , most likely young one .
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  3. jake7719

    jake7719 Well-Known Member

    George Roof ? way older then you think. Going with George.
  4. Vulpes Vulpes

    Vulpes Vulpes Active Member

    i agree its in the swine family
  5. QBD

    QBD Active Member

    Yep, that is a porker for sure!
  6. Kendall

    Kendall Active Member

    Sus scrofa
  7. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Farmyard pig as above. Any farms near you? The other option would be that someone home butchered a pig. I can't see in the pictures you showed but look on the bone for straight line cuts into the bone. That would be where someone used a knife on it. Your other option would be if you have free running feral pigs in the area. Not sure if you have wild boar in your area. A wild boar skull is longer than a domestic pig. The one you have is also quite young. Take a look at these two pages.


    Last edited: Oct 29, 2020
  8. Tnrandy

    Tnrandy Active Member

    Ok thanks everyone...strange location for a pig, but anything is possible. I'm going to clean it up and see how it looks.
  9. wyhunt

    wyhunt New Member

    Domestic pig and it will have lots of grease.
  10. Randy

    Randy Huntin Chamios on Mount Cook, New Zealand

    Its a dead ringer for a Himalayan side gouger. Very rare.
  11. Randy

    Randy Huntin Chamios on Mount Cook, New Zealand

    its a dead ringer for a himalayan side gouger. Very rare.