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Deer skull?

Observed: 2nd October 2013 By: oap dogwalkeroap dogwalker’s reputation in Mammalsoap dogwalker’s reputation in Mammals
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ktmartin's picture

What size is it?

It would be helpful if you could let us know how big this skull is.

oap dogwalker's picture

Skull size

Will measure it when in woods again assuming I can find it.

featherandhay's picture


It's certainly a deer - you can see the distinctive hole in the area in front of the eye socket which is very specific to deer as opposed to sheep and goats. It's where the maxilla, the lachrymal, the frontal and the nasal bones all meet. It isn't a muntjac because the shape of the skull is wrong and they have an immense depression in front of the eye socket in addition to that hole I have just described. There is something very deer-like about the premolar teeth in the first photo - IMG_0653 so I would say it is a Roe Deer, Capreolus capreolus.

oap dogwalker's picture

deer skull

cheers very helpful and informative.

the naturalist man's picture

Roe deer

I agree with featherandhay, can you add another identification with the scientific name. You can click on the suggestion button when you create the id. However, the scientific name is (Capreolus capreolus).

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