Lost and found

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 Flinticus 16 Feb 2021

Trigger warning: bit of an animal carcass.

Anyone know what animal this came from?

Am I allowed to post this?

Post edited at 15:51

In reply to Flinticus:

A sheep maybe?

 Cobra_Head 16 Feb 2021
In reply to Christheclimber:

> A sheep maybe?

Agreed, Sheep jaw

@Flinticus, what did you do wit the rest of it?

Post edited at 17:00
 Flinticus 16 Feb 2021
In reply to Cobra_Head:

Can't be a sheep as this was in Pollok Park. No sheep about. Just highland cattle (which we can rule out) foxes, deer and probably some wayward moggies. Badgers? 

In reply to Flinticus:

Pointed teeth - must be some sort of carnivore.

 Cobra_Head 16 Feb 2021
In reply to Mark Kemball:

> Pointed teeth - must be some sort of carnivore.


Definitely not carnivore teeth, if not sheep (maybe carried there) then goat, or possibly deer.

 Flinticus 16 Feb 2021
In reply to Mark Kemball:

That's what I thought too but only from the 'oh look, pointy teeth' rather than any expertise.

Post edited at 22:17
In reply to Flinticus:

Roe deer. Just been looking, and from certain angles their teeth look pointed. 
Ed: in your picture, the front teeth (used to ‘nibble’) are missing. Weird photo - send it to the police as possible wildlife crime. Doubt they’d do much but may as well let them see it. 

Post edited at 22:19

In reply to mick taylor:

might be small enough for a muntjac?

 Cobra_Head 16 Feb 2021
In reply to Flinticus:

I know you said not sheep, but here's a photo of a sheep's upper jaw.

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/AN5M00/sheep-jaw-and-teeth-cotswolds-england-AN5M00.jpg

Here's a deer jaw.

https://img1.etsystatic.com/217/0/5561099/il_340x270.1265002153_nrle.jpg

I'd be inclined to say muntjac might be right.

Post edited at 22:23
In reply to Cobra_Head:

Hmm. I checked sheep’s jaw and agree it could be. 
Ed:  the jaw bone on my photo looks to narrow. So I’m now thinking sheep. 

Post edited at 22:25
 Cobra_Head 16 Feb 2021
In reply to mick taylor:

> Hmm. I checked sheep’s jaw and agree it could be. 

> Ed:  the jaw bone on my photo looks to narrow. So I’m now thinking sheep. 


ha ha I've just looked up muntjac jaw, and their teeth are differently spaced, so I'm now ruling that out

 guffers_hump 16 Feb 2021
In reply to Flinticus:

Did you lick it, you might be able to taste if its venison or mutton.

 Flinticus 17 Feb 2021
In reply to mick taylor:

I think you were right with Roe deer, probably a young one.

There's no sheep about so someone would have had to bring in a head / jaw but there are deer.

I've looked online now at a few and see below for a comparison.

Post edited at 09:24


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