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Portage99
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12/03/2019 07:02PM
Greetings from the heart of winter!

(Well, maybe not yet, but it sounds very dramatic to start a post that way.)

I found a skull in my forest meanderings today. Any guesses on what the animal is?





 
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12/03/2019 08:04PM
Wild boar????
 
marsonite
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12/03/2019 08:41PM
Black bear would be my guess.
 
Bushpilot
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12/03/2019 09:01PM
+1
 
Portage99
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12/03/2019 09:04PM
We don’t have wild boar and typically don’t have bear. It would be highly unlikely (although not impossible). I’ve heard of one bear about 100 miles away. It’s a small skull, about the size of my palm. My first thought was coyote?? But when I google images of coyote skull, it doesn’t look quite right.
 
marsonite
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12/03/2019 09:25PM
Portage99: "We don’t have wild boar and typically don’t have bear. It would be highly unlikely (although not impossible). I’ve heard of one bear about 100 miles away. It’s a small skull, about the size of my palm. My first thought was coyote?? But when I google images of coyote skull, it doesn’t look quite right."

Then it's a raccoon. I thought it looked bigger than that compared to the rails of your pickup bed, but if you say it's the size of the palm of your hand, then yes, raccoon. Somewhat related to bears so their skulls look similar.
 
onepaddleshort
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12/03/2019 09:27PM
Raccoon
 
Portage99
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12/03/2019 11:26PM
Fantastic. Thank you very much! Yes, for some reason the camera angle makes it look really large. But the skull was not large at all. So, raccoon it seems to be!! Thank you,all!

 
12/04/2019 04:24PM
I know exactly what it is..............dead.
 
Portage99
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12/04/2019 06:37PM
Hey, I’m a nurse. With proper care, I think he has a chance.
 
RTurner
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12/04/2019 08:12PM
Portage99: "Hey, I’m a nurse. With proper care, I think he has a chance."
Maybe he's only mostly dead
 
Savage Voyageur
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12/04/2019 10:44PM
I thought it looked like a Bear skull. Under further review from the google I think it might be a raccoon skull.
 
firemedic5586
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12/05/2019 02:18AM
chupacabra
 
Mocha
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12/05/2019 12:03PM
I also thought bear cuz of the shape and the teeth and eye sockets. I thought a raccoon had a rounder head
 
mschi772
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12/05/2019 12:52PM
It's raccoon. A bear skull would have more of a crest on the back of the skull and would have a little more "gap" behind the canines. The canines would also follow the curve of the skull more whereas these canines are a bit more perpendicular to the skull (for lack of a better description).
 
Portage99
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12/06/2019 11:15PM
Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate it. I knew someone or multiple someones on this board could tell me.

Funny story on how I found it. I was hiking and had to go pee (can I say that on the internet?). I found a dead tree to crouch behind. When I went to stand up, I looked down and the skull was right below me, upside down! So, it kind of looked like human teeth staring up at me! I quickly saw the rest of the skull, but for a moment I was like, "uh oh".

Cool find!
 
old_salt
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12/07/2019 06:03AM
Space alien.
 
dicecupmaker
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12/07/2019 06:25AM
Looks like it was DNR-DNI to me.
 
Portage99
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12/07/2019 05:10PM
Well, I started an IV-got some fluids in him and he is doing great. Turns out he was just a little dehydrated.



***Okay, I promise to stop it now. ha ha
 
mgraber
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12/08/2019 02:13AM
Raccoon.
 
12/10/2019 04:47PM
RTurner: Maybe he's only mostly dead"

If he were fully dead "all you can do is go through his pockets and look for loose change"

 
RTurner
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12/10/2019 08:52PM
drnatus: "RTurner: Maybe he's only mostly dead"


If he were fully dead "all you can do is go through his pockets and look for loose change"


"

thank you... I knew someone would get the reference :)
 
analyzer
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12/15/2019 10:26AM
RTurner: "Portage99: "Hey, I’m a nurse. With proper care, I think he has a chance."
Maybe he's only mostly dead"


I found the coroners report...



Coroners Report
 
12/16/2019 09:08AM



There’s my bear... I was walking through the woods thinking why don’t we ever find bones or anything... and poof there it was.

I too tried cpr... iv is beyond my abilities.
 
Unas10
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12/17/2019 05:46AM
nctry: "



There’s my bear... I was walking through the woods thinking why don’t we ever find bones or anything... and poof there it was.

I too tried cpr... iv is beyond my abilities."


Interesting juxtaposition of the "Good Samaritin" in front of some rifle ammunition. ;)

I am jealous of your bear skull. The best I have found is that of a coyote and my wife will not let it into the house.
 
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