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Small skull about 5" in length. Thinking it might be a fox.


Found in the spring along a slightly wooded, marshy, low lying riverbed area in an area that looked like it had been burned by fire.

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Lindsy 8 years ago

Thanks Emily!

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

So, I am 99% sure this is a raccoon after all! However, since the skull is pretty beat up, I am going to run this past an expert friend of mine to confirm. Again, great find!

Lindsy 8 years ago

Thanks, Emily! What a great mission. Thanks for the suggestion and the sleuthing!

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Hi Lindsy, cool find! I think this could be a raccoon or skunk skull. I don't believe it is a fox, but let me compare these pictures to some books and specimens I have to give you a final say for sure! In the meantime, please add this spotting to the "Identifying Animals Through Osteology" Mission:

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 2, 2013

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