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« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2010 03:53:29 PM »

that is no way a rabbit skull...it coooouuuld be a rat skull, but their eys are tiny, though they do have a lower jaw in two parts, which allows them to bruxx... vibrate them when they are happy and content...which also makes their eyes bulge...*shudders* cute, but i never got used to it...I'm with the gopher, was gonna suggest lemming or wombat, but wombats are auzy, and i dont know what lemmings really look like...but im darn sure that it isnt a rabbit, dont care what vet degree youre working on...their teeth are different...uhm, niot sure what squirrels are like, but could be... Smiley

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« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2010 04:02:25 PM »

just looked at a rabbit, gopher, squirrel and a rat skull, yours looks VERY ratty...yes, i know what i said, but you also mentioned the two parts of lower jaw...

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« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2010 06:46:59 PM »

It's definitely a squirrel. Clues that it's a squirrel are the shape of the hole (the infraorbital foramen) where the blood vessels, nerves, and in some, the muscles, run through to the rostrum. Your skull is sciuromorphous, like the one in the upper right hand of this photo.

Second are the surfaces of those "cheek teeth". Squirrels have fan-shaped cheek teeth, a central knobby with 2-3 ridges running out toward the cheek side. The teeth on your skull are quite worn, but you should be able to still see the basic pattern.

Someone mentioned gray squirrel, but it doesn't have enough teeth- looks like a fox squirrel to me. Grays have an extra bitty tooth toward the front.

Nice find!
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2010 08:02:45 AM »

Ratty skulls are pretty fragile in the wild.
Its a squirrel.. what a great find!

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« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2010 03:50:48 PM »

A vole?

It makes me think of those owl pellets we had to dissect in science class. Having to put all the pieces together to figure out what sort of animal the owl ate.

Very interesting  Smiley
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2010 02:58:28 AM »

I haven't read all the comments, so I apologize if I am repeating any craft ideas, but here goes:

I bought a pair of fox fang earrings once. I've seen lots of people with earrings made out of the teeth of animals. Or a lone charm on leather cord or leather braided cord. Also, you could try to find one of those tiny bottles meant for necklaces and add a tooth or two to that. Even the entire skull could be a charm, or a Halloween costume appendage (for pirates, gypsies, or voodoo priestesses/priests). A simple wall hanging or an addition to an oddity collection. A centerpiece on a foyer table, or (what I do if I find the like) I have a collection of Apothecary jars and I like to keep dead things in those for Halloween (or, like now, a decoration in my bedroom).

« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2010 08:06:58 AM »

Thanks for everybody's ideas! I loved hearing what y'all would have done with them! Heres what I ended up doing with one of the bones! What do y'all think? I used wire to wrap around the bone and through and all other ways and in the middle of the opening of the bone there is a blue bead.
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