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Adult vs Juvenile Raccoon Teeth

Adult vs Juvenile Raccoon Teeth

Ton of old wasp nests inside these cow skulls.

Ton of old wasp nests inside these cow skulls.

Anonymous asked: Why the name ShadyUFO? :>

When I was a kid I used to go by “Shadow” on the online forums I frequented and that was eventually shortened to “Shady” by a couple of friends. Shortly after that I was setting up an email address and I decided to use the nickname for it. I tacked “UFO” on the end because I liked aliens and monsters and it just sort of stuck. :)

In addition to the skulls I bought at the flea market I also got this stunning yellow watermelon! It’s amazingly sweet and has a slight honey-like taste to it. Wish I’d bought more of them! But I’m saving all the seeds to plant in my garden next year. :)

In addition to the skulls I bought at the flea market I also got this stunning yellow watermelon! It’s amazingly sweet and has a slight honey-like taste to it. Wish I’d bought more of them! But I’m saving all the seeds to plant in my garden next year. :)

Look at this knobby-headed cow. Even though it’s from an animal that wasn’t fully mature it’s still pretty huge and very heavy. I’m betting it’s from a young Hereford (or similar breed) bull.

Look at this knobby-headed cow. Even though it’s from an animal that wasn’t fully mature it’s still pretty huge and very heavy. I’m betting it’s from a young Hereford (or similar breed) bull.

cawfiechop:

cawfiechop:

I was shopping the other day in a local antique shop and stumbled across this beauty. I am almost sure its some kind of dog but I have just started my collection and my identification skills are not the sharpest. I love all of my skulls and I like to know where they came from but the people in the shop didnt even know they had it. Please if anyone could help me with this I would deeply appreciate it! Thank you!

shadyufo

You found yourself a lovely domestic dog skull! It’s pretty hard to ID breed just on the skull but yours looks to be from a dog of average size and build. It doesn’t have as much of a dish to the snout as most retrievers and similar breeds have, it has a long snout unlike the brachycephalic breeds like bulldogs, it’s not extremely robust like a pitbull or mastiff, and not as thin or elongated as the sighthounds. It may have had a little shepherd of some sort in it but it was very likely a mutt. Based on that sagittal crest I’d say it was an older male dog.

Congrats on the neat score! :)

My haul from flea marketing yesterday! Cow skulls, red fox, mink, and part of a doe skull. They’ll all be painted or listed in the shop soon!

My haul from flea marketing yesterday! Cow skulls, red fox, mink, and part of a doe skull. They’ll all be painted or listed in the shop soon!

I did a bunch of junking today and here are a few of the dead things I saw. Sorry about the cruddy cell phone pics. That elk and caribou were beauties and the caribou had such a sweet face.

I got a bunch of cool new items for the shop too that I’ll post pics of later!

cats-on-my-face asked: I just want to let the anon who asked if it's weird to keep your cats skull that my boyfriend and I talked about that exact topic today and we want to get our cats skeleton articulated into his lazy laying pose. I don't think it's weird at all, it keeps them in your home not only by memories but physically also. (:

Thank you for the message! I’m sure that Anon will appreciate it! :)

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Thank you so much! :D