Cool natural history stuff from the museum – a different angle (an internal one) on something familiar… can you tell what it is?
You can put your thoughts in the comments section below and I’ll drop some hints if they’re needed, but make sure you register your vote on the poll – don’t forget to hit the “vote” button to make your selection!
The answer will follow on Monday in a seperate post.
Other than eliminating some obvious wrong ones, sheer guesswork!
I initially thought “hyena”, but that’s not one of the bloody choices 😦
And hyaenas don’t normally stand 12.5 cm to the shoulder…
Looks like a very small dog, such as a Chihuahua.
Maybe, though, a hedgehog, but mounted rather strangely.
Just be sure to post your final decision on the poll!
I’m off to bed in a mo, to round up on progress so far. According to the poll results up to now, just one person has correctly identified the skeleton.
There is still the remainder of the weekend for those who haven’t voted to claw back some dignity – spread the word and see if victory can be snatched from the jaws of defeat!
(P.S. if you want better odds than luck can provide, I suggest that you check out Will’s Skull Page)
Can’t be canine, feline, or rodentian – look at the teeth.
Got to be a hedgehog I think.
My first thought was a big ferret, pine marten or similar. 12.5 cm seems a bit small for a badger but then I think in old money.
Getting a great response to this little fella!
I take it you like getting an insider look at a native beastie? More to follow next week perhaps?
but then i know nothing. it just felt like a carnivore and …………..