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Observed: 12th April 2011 By: Daphne

Found this skull and was intrigued-what was it?

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Female Muntjac

Female Muntjac is almost certainly the correct identification. The teeth are deer like rather than sheep like and in front of the orbit or eyesocket there is another large depression which is slightly missing its forward edge thanks to the damage to the skull. This is where one of the animal's scent glands would be located. Roe deer don't have this. I also notice there are a lot of gnawing marks under the eye socket. This could be rodents or other deer, which often eat bones and cast antlers to obtain calcium.