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    Posted 12 months ago

    fortapache
    (2220 items)

    Last week featured a racoon. This time we have a fox skull to continue the exciting skull series. The fox is a canine or Canidae which is pretty much the dog family although the branch that doesn't bark. That would also include coyotes and wolves. Seems to me that not barking thing could be a positive but apparently not.
    OK let me think about what else there is to say about this. The skull is 5 1/2" long. The molars seem to be made for cutting instead of chewing. Every so often I post about animals that were thought to be dinosaurs but were mammal like reptiles like dimetrodon. That is because they have specialized teeth like the fox which is a mammal. The fox clearly has three different types of teeth. Hopefully that makes some sort of sense.
    In the last photo it is seen with a coyote and racoon skull. The coyote is considerably larger and the racoon about the same size. I think next time will be a bobcat which I believe is the next size up from fox.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 12 months ago
      I love your taxidermy Tuesdays fort, always fascinating and a learning experience - the sizing comparison in the last picture is wonderful & very helpful
    2. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 12 months ago
      They're in good shape. You are truly diversified, Apache. No one can ever call you a niche collector.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. Glad to hear my museum is both entertaining and informative.

      Thank you very much Toyrebel. I am trying to focus a bit more on the toy lines I collect.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you
      fattytail
      vetraio50
      mikelv85
      Newfld
      Brunswick
      elanski
      Toyrebel
      yougottahavestuff
      kyratango
    5. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you
      valentino97
      iggy
    6. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you
      SEAN68
      Collectables59
    7. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you jscott0363.
    8. keramikos keramikos, 12 months ago
      We used to have a resident fox on my side of town. Occasionally, I'd see it trotting through with 'dinner' in its jaws.

      One time I was about to put a dead bird (the poor thing had hit a window) in the trash when a neighbor pointed out that dead bird carcasses almost never stayed around more than 24 hours, so I put it behind a tree on the property line. Sure enough, the next day, there was just a few feathers.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you very much keramikos. We have the red foxes from Enghland around here now along with the native gray fox. And yes dead birds, squirrels and so on are quickly removed.

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