“whats it like working in animal rescue AND being a vulture”
Coyote with a severely injured jaw that healed over. I’m not entirely sure what could have caused the damage but I’m thinking it was possibly caught in a trap? The holes are perfectly shaped so it had to have been from a man-made object. Any theories 🤔?
Here’s another interesting skull, a beaver with root elongation.
You see this a lot in guinea pigs and chinchillas and usually, people euthanize…… I’m not sure how you would necessarily treat it.
Anyone know how this is treated? Is this even preventable?
I couldn’t help but share a other photo of these beauts, so excited to get some bits together and frame them 🖤
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I often get asked “how do you know what ethnicity/sex that person was by their skull?” So I took these comparative pictures to show you just how much variation can be seen in our bones. From left to right is an Indian (as in from India) female, an African male, a Caucasian male, and an asian female (she was a large woman). Now there’s no way you can’t see differences in these skulls. The teeth, eye sockets, jaws, noses, and many other features all allow me to make an educated guess as to what sex and ethnicity the person was. I almost always double check my guess with an anthropologist friend that’s seen and worked on thousands of human skulls in his profession, but after you’ve held a few dozen in your hands like I have, you start to pick up on what to look for. All of these skulls came from adults, but some are larger or smaller than the “average” of their ethnicity/sex. There’s natural variations in every ethnicity/sex, which is why I call them educated guesses instead of fact. These subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, differences are why so many collectors/professors/anthropologists want to have a male and female representative of every major ethnicity. (If you’re not familiar with laws regarding human osteology please read this) What differences between these 4 skulls are most interesting to you? Comment below!
Today was a good day.
Crazy Eyes the equine skull is all finished!
This old gal’s enlarged eye sockets have the appearance of a wicked cartoon villain! What caused the deformity is unknown but it appears to be some sort of bone cancer or inflammatory disease. Along with the inflamed bone around the eye sockets there are also pitted areas of bone which were just beginning to form along both zygomatic arches and up along where they connect to the skull. I’ve cleaned dozens of horse, donkey, and mule skulls over the years and I’ve never seen an equine skull with this sort of deformity!
As for what kind of equine she is exactly, she’s either a mule or a huge donkey. Hard to tell which for sure.
Honored to add this unique gal to my collection! PS Check out that cute lil wolf tooth <3
P. phocoena, a Harbour Porpoise. These animals are one of the smallest marine mammals, and usually, stick close to coastal areas. This individual is a juvenile and legally held under license. Generously donated to me by another license holder, the carcass was found off the coast of Scotland back in 2018!
Sometimes it looks like they’re sleeping
This is one of my new babies! Stray d/o/g with an underbite that died in an abandoned building. If there are any d/o/g skull experts, I’m in need of help to find out what kind of breed it was!
I know it’s difficult, if not impossible, to know the breed 100%, but it’s worth a try.
Just wanted to say I’m sorry for neglecting this blog! I’m struggling with mental health and didn’t have the energies to keep this blog alive. But now I’m back. I’ll not be posting everyday or a lot, but I’ll try to remain active :)
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palaeoart Today I finally got to finish the preparation of this beautifully preserved 30 million year old Daphoenus skull from the White River Formation of South Dakota. Although it’s only the upper skull, the teeth (especially those large canines) are in near perfect condition. Daphoenus is part of the Bear Dog family (Amphicyons) which sadly have no living descendants. Bear Dogs, as they sound, showed similar skeletal adaptations to both early dogs 🐶 as well as bears 🐻 - especially as they walked with plantigrade feet (walking with Metatarsals touching the ground), just like Bears do. Very happy with this final specimen