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We found these bones on the trail. Wonder if it was a deer? All the bones were intact,except the skull.
I sent her the link.we should know soon.
Let's wait for a feedback from Emily . I will send her the link.
I was thinking of deleting this spotting. What do you think?
pyoung,here is the link to Emilys mission.http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8475...
BTW is that the concern?or are you worried about some predator?
There is a mission on identification by Osteology. Emily Marano runs it. She might be able to say if they are human remains.
We still are not sure about this sighting.I stopped taking the kids out there. Too creepy!
Thank you, S Frazier!! It looks like the scapula of the deer. There were no cattle out in that area, but there are deer ,bears ,panthers. I really appreciate you looking this up. Thank you!!
I too have been looking at this today. Not having the bones at hand, the scapula (shoulder blade) looks like a deer's (see a partial deer skeleton here http://www.eidnesfurs.com/images/disk1/m... ) so I'm guessing it's probably a white-tailed deer since Florida only has 4 species from the Artiodactyla group (3 deer species and wild boar, not counting domestic cattle; the latter two with more robust scapulae) and two of the deer are introduced but not in the area of the spotting. I have not found a good clear large-size picture of deer scapula except for this http://cyborgsuzystock.deviantart.com/ar... which isn't really a science site, but there must be one out there!
I do not know, but it scared the heck out of the kids!! Another mystery I will never figure out.
creepy, yup!How were they so clean cut!
No, Emma. I cant read that type of Fiction. I have always been a Non fiction reader of technology and dictionary's and science!! Im a real geek!! :)But upon seeing the bones, I stopped to show the kids the different bones and how they were attached to each other ect, as a science type exhibit. Well then, I noticed the way the bones were cut in the femur bone section, not cut by jags but more of a clean cut!! Sorta creepy, Right? I have other bone pictures I will post, when I get some time off from school. I also have taken photos of bones at the Smithsonian Museum In DC. Anyways, I may not go back there to that area of the woods or if I do I will be well armed. Lol!!
Did you read the Book Lovely bones? Very well written. It is a part of the 9th grade curriculum here.
I know right!!
I would freeze at the very thought of it!
A deer? Its looks about 50 to 70 pounds. And at another time I found Florida Panther footprints. We left shortly after that, because we did not to be the next meal for panthers or bears!! Lol
What is your best guess?
Hi p.young. I moved this to mammals since "other" is reserved for "other organisms". Cheers
Thank You! I will take a look.
Wow fascinating! Really difficult to say. If you go the the signs of wildlife mission,there are spottings on deer and coyote. That might help you to get an idea of the animal. i think it could be a small animal like a bob cat etc.
Spotted on Nov 9, 2011 Submitted on Nov 9, 2011