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Disinterred

Observed: 12th July 2013 By: Peadar na BreacPeadar na Breac’s reputation in MammalsPeadar na Breac’s reputation in MammalsPeadar na Breac’s reputation in Mammals
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Found close by to a Sett.

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the naturalist man's picture

Badger

Note: the large sagittal crest on top of the cranium (crest running the length of the main part of the skull); how the lower law is attached and hinged on the skull, i.e. the lower jaw does not fall off; and the large, heavy looking canine teeth. It looks as though the sutures (gaps between the skull plates) are fully fused indicating this is an adult yet the sagittal crest is not that big so it is likely an adult female.

Graham Banwell

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Peadar na Breac's picture

Thank you...

Graham for the extra information. I thought it was an adult alright due to the attached and hinged lower jaw, but to know it was a female is an added bonus. I have visited a couple of setts every now and then for more years than I care to remember and this is the first skull that I have found and it is in pretty good nick with most of its teeth still in tact. I hope to have it with me until they dig me out; Or should I say in.
Regards Peadar

the naturalist man's picture

disinterred

May be they will dig you up, in a 1,000 years or so; they'll call it archaeology and put your skull on show in a museum. They may even do a hologram re-creation and label it "21st century man - this man partied all through the night to see in the millennium" or "this man will have played football, a quaint 20th century game where the players were not allowed to touch each other, let alone kill each other - he may even have played for the legendary Manchister United, though the general opinion these days is that they could not have existed as no one team could have been that good" or some such generalisation.

Sorry, I read too much SciFi!

Graham Banwell

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Peadar na Breac's picture

Ha Ha! Or better still...

Dig me up with the technology to reconstitute me as a say thirty year old and have the world back to the condition (in an environmental way) it was in a couple of thousand years ago. I am a dreamer Graham. I wonder which is worse to much SciFi or Idle dreaming.
Regards Peadar

the naturalist man's picture

SciFi vs Dreaming

Neither, or both depending on your point of view - the one can lead to the other, both ways.

Graham Banwell

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