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Name that Skull


StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
16 Jan 2013 5:30AM
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Any bioligists/anthropoligists/bone detectives on the site? This is the skull of a vicious, carnivorous predator; what animal is it?Smile

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WhiteRose1 Plus
5 1.2k 142 England
16 Jan 2013 7:11AM
Not an expert but looks like a bear... possibly Polar Bear.
cats_123 Plus
11 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
16 Jan 2013 7:17AM
is it a Badger? Grin
WhiteRose1 Plus
5 1.2k 142 England
16 Jan 2013 7:31AM
..... maybe needs an indication of size/scale.
StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
16 Jan 2013 7:33AM
The skull is maybe 1.5 feet or so long, and it isn't a bear or badger. You have to look deeper.
StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
16 Jan 2013 7:42AM
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Another angle, and a close-up.
WhiteRose1 Plus
5 1.2k 142 England
16 Jan 2013 8:01AM
Deeper Wink.... Leopard Seal?
AlanPerkins 9 491 England
16 Jan 2013 9:09AM
Dunno what it is, but it's definitely a dead one! Wink
Sooty_1 4 1.4k 208 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 9:42AM
Judging by the teeth arrangement and the shape of the zygomatic arch, I'd say a seal of some kind too.

Nick
mikehit Plus
5 7.4k 11 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 9:48AM
Whiterose +1
adrian_w Plus
7 3.5k 4 Scotland
16 Jan 2013 9:59AM
ChrisL when confronted by a Mac user?? Wink
discreetphoton Plus
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 10:08AM
Looks like a mustelid. I'm going to guess it's a wolverine.
oldblokeh 3 984 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 10:11AM
Thick skulled, predatory and small brain capacity?

Michael Gove?
StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
16 Jan 2013 7:08PM
Whiterose got it.Smile It's the skull of a leaopard seal. Saw it yesterday at the penguin enclosure in the Calgary zoo; they're the main predator of the penguins. I never would have thought they'd have such a mouthful of wicked teeth.

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