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#1 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted January 4 2023 - 9:03 PM

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I found these bones that seem to be in very good shape. They seem real and seem to contain a spine. Anyone have an idea on what this could be from?

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#2 Offline T.C. - Posted January 4 2023 - 10:46 PM

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#3 Offline KadinB - Posted January 4 2023 - 10:53 PM

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#4 Offline United-Ants - Posted January 5 2023 - 8:03 AM

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Deer elk or cow bones
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#5 Offline LowQualityAnts - Posted January 5 2023 - 10:29 AM

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Its a snake with human legs
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#6 Online Locness - Posted January 5 2023 - 10:46 AM

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Its a snake with human legs

 

I think those are called politicians  :yes:


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#7 Offline rptraut - Posted January 7 2023 - 11:20 PM

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Was there any other evidence at the site like feet, beaks, or claws?  It might help distinguish one politician from the other?


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#8 Offline NicholasP - Posted January 7 2023 - 11:41 PM

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Its a snake with human legs

 

I think those are called politicians  :yes:

 

I was not expecting that and burst out laughing like crazy.



#9 Offline AntsTopia - Posted January 8 2023 - 9:30 AM

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Its a snake with human legs


I think those are called politicians :yes:
I was not expecting that and burst out laughing like crazy.
Me too!

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#10 Offline rptraut - Posted January 8 2023 - 10:33 PM

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Seriously, we need more information if we are going to identify this thing. It looks like it was found near water or floodplain. That key shaped scapula (shoulder blade), if that's what it is, has got to be diagnostic with a hole like that in it. It looks like it had fur so it wasn't a bird. It would be nice to see photos of anything else like feet, claws, teeth, skull that were there. I've looked at all the usual creatures and haven't seen anything like it. It doesn't look like rabbit, hare, groundhog, otter, seal, beaver, or muskrat or deer or your dog. I'm running out of possibilities as to what it could be. Any ideas?
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#11 Online Ernteameise - Posted April 2 2023 - 8:40 AM

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From the hip bones and the not fused vertebrae, my guess would be small carnivore.

This is NOT a herbivore, so no deer or elk or whatever.

Racoon, dog, cat.... depending on the size.

Have a look at the femur (upper leg bone).

Cat femurs are easily identified since they have two sesamoid bones above the lower joint "rolls".

When looking at the top of the "rolls", you should see two small smooth circles (this is where the small sesamoids sit during life).

See this x-ray:

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If these smooth circles cannot be seen, then it is not a cat, but another small carnivore, depending on what lives in your area.

Sadly there is no skull, so this makes ID a lot harder.

(I taught comparative anatomy of vertebrates at university during my PhD, this is why I dare an opinion on this)


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#12 Offline Shinywooloo - Posted April 25 2023 - 11:44 AM

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Its too small, and not built like a human at all.



#13 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted April 25 2023 - 4:47 PM

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Its too small, and not built like a human at all.
I believe it was a joke. Why does this thread keep getting replies lol

Edited by AntsCali098, April 25 2023 - 4:49 PM.

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