We found this skull lying in a field - no sign of a torso nearby.
No interactions present.
This is a young (around six months old) roe deer.
The indications of age are:
- no wear on molars/pre-molars (less than 10 months old).
- only one molar (six - 12 months).
- incisors emerging (over three months) but not fully emerged (less than 18 months).
- Third pre-molar has three cusps (baby tooth replaced by two cusped permanent tooth by 18-24 months.
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Thanks for all the details - my daughter will be thrilled. AND you managed that from an upside-down image (sorry)
I can't provide that sort of information, but the lack of torso could be due to the skull being moved by a predator ?fox or badger or possibly a large bird such as a buzzard.Just a thought.
Lat/Lng: 50.79989, -3.73598
OS grid ref: SS777014
This is a grasy field with nearby trees, where we have spotted (live) deer as well as live foxes before