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The tumblr of Shadyufo. Here you will find dead stuff, art, and dead stuff AS art!

I forgot to post pics of this boy all finished up! This is another skull my awesome farrier brought for me. It’s from a Polish Arabian horse and he was only around four years old when he died of natural although unknown causes.

The dogs of the lady that owned him gnawed part of his left orbit and the tip of his nasal bones off but he’s in great shape other than that. Love those fangs!

See how huge that hog skull is? Shown next to a cow skull and a Polish Arabian horse skull.

Coyote pics. They’ve all got captions if ya want to click through.

That’s all of the gory ones for the night!

In case anyone ever wanted to know what a coyote penis and testicles looks like…

Check out this weirdo!

I recently purchased this lot of raccoon skulls from a guy in MN who found them while out hiking.

The raccoon skull on the left in the first photo is from a massive old male (super wide orbits and a high sagittal crest) and it has some weird indents into the skull. No signs of healing bone from any sort of injury so it was likely a birth defect. Neat skull!

Pig Eyes & Tongue.

Pigs have really big tongues.

Female hog skull I’m cleaning up for a friend of mine. Her husband took it on a Wounded Warrior hunt recently. Pretty little skull!

Female hog skull I’m cleaning up for a friend of mine. Her husband took it on a Wounded Warrior hunt recently. Pretty little skull!

Keeping with last night’s theme of antemortem vs. perimortem injuries, here’s a couple more examples!

The top left skull is from a whitetail buck and it has a bullet hole in it. A killing shot. Notice how there is no sign of new bone growth around the injury, just clean fractures. That’s perimortem trauma. 

The lower right skull is from another whitetail buck that sustained some puncturing injury, possibly a tine from another buck’s antlers or maybe an abscess. Notice the ‘bubbly’ look to the bone around the hole. That’s new bone growth, which shows this injury happened while the deer was still alive and that it lived long enough for the bone to begin to heal before it died. This is antemortem trauma.

I love stuff like this. :)

Keeping with last night’s theme of antemortem vs. perimortem injuries, here’s a couple more examples!

The top left skull is from a whitetail buck and it has a bullet hole in it. A killing shot. Notice how there is no sign of new bone growth around the injury, just clean fractures. That’s perimortem trauma.

The lower right skull is from another whitetail buck that sustained some puncturing injury, possibly a tine from another buck’s antlers or maybe an abscess. Notice the ‘bubbly’ look to the bone around the hole. That’s new bone growth, which shows this injury happened while the deer was still alive and that it lived long enough for the bone to begin to heal before it died. This is antemortem trauma.

I love stuff like this. :)

Antemortem vs. perimortem injuries.

The skull from the standard size horse suffered a severe injury some time before its death (possibly a kick from another horse). The bone fractures all show signs of new bone growth.

The miniature horse skull came from an animal that was kicked in the head by a draft horse, which killed it instantly. The fractures show no sign of healing.

Thought these guys made for an interesting comparison!

Male and Female Carolina Dogs.

The male is on the left in the first two photos and on the right in the last. It was an older animal and because of this most of the sutures are fused and the teeth, especially the front incisors, are very worn. 

It’s a much more heavy and robust skull than the female. 

The female (right in the first two photos and left in the last) has a really cool dental pathology. She never developed either upper rearmost molars (visible in the last photo). She also never grew in a small upper premolar.