Knucklehead the Possum Skull.
I picked this guy up on the side of the road a couple of years ago. I got it mainly because the skull seemed pretty intact but the belly was busted open and very rank. I drug it home on a nasty icy and rainy day and started skinning it behind my shed. And then my offal and blood covered knife slipped and I sliced off a good part of my knuckle.
It bled like crazy for ages but I stuck my finger in a bottle of rubbing alcohol for a while and kept an eye out for infection and it healed up fine. I have a nice scar on my finger though. And a nifty skull to show for my pain and suffering, haha!
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So I decided to dust the Wall of Skulls today. Great opportunity to take a few photos! :)
This stuff is from the very top shelf (No.1). There are two massive whitetail buck skulls, a moose antler, Jacob’s Ram skull, beaver skulls, possum skulls, possum spine on a string, jars of random odds and ends, wolf vertebrae, turkey sternum, goat horn, cow horn, etc.
The hide is hard and odor free on the side where it remains. One ear and even the whiskers are still attached. The partial skeleton is visible on the other side. I’m planning to get a double-sided shadow box to display him in. His name is Jackson (because the guy I got him from lives in Jackson, TN).