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Can somebody identify this skull?

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posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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Was doing my usual browsing on Craigslist and happened across this:

columbia.craigslist.org...

I looked around on google for common woods-dwelling creatures' skulls and didn't see anything similar.




posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 07:48 PM
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I don't think it's a skull I think it's a hip bone
I'm going to try to track it down .

can you put up some better pics? closer more light better resolution?

where did you find it ? A general region will do you don't have to give an exact location



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 07:50 PM
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my first impression is that it would be an ant eater because of the long nose and placement of the eyes.

edit - or it could be an Armadillo.


[edit on 14-9-2009 by Grey Magic]



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 07:52 PM
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It's a large hog skull. Probably Warthog.

— Doc Velocity

[edit on 9/14/2009 by Doc Velocity]



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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Its not a skull , It the breast plate. Was hoping it was a cat but to small...but seriously not sure what kind of animal . I am gonna say turkey....the extra bone is a scapula corcoid.



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:04 PM
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The craigslist photo is not really the greatest angle, and the skull is missing its upper tusks.



— Doc Velocity



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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I don't think it's a skull either, it looks more like the pelvic region of a bird. The two holes in the third picture are where the legs would have been attached. Below are two pics of identified bird pelvises. I don't know what kind of bird though.








posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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It is a sacrum-coccyx of some animal. Looks like a bird. The other "U-shaped bone" is a "pully bone" my grandmother would say. She would cut the pully bone away from the breast of the chicken before she would cook them. After you would eat the pully bone, you would pull the bone from either side with your brother or sister and the one with the short side would get a wish. AKA - wishbone.
















[edit on 14-9-2009 by BudreauReye]

[edit on 14-9-2009 by BudreauReye]



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:20 PM
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ahhhh, thanks for shedding light on the subject. All I know about the pics is what's stated in the Craigslist post, they're not my pictures. I've been looking over pictures over the internet and haven't found a match.

P.S. this was posted in the Columbia, SC Craigslist.

Again, thanks for the anatomy lesson



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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Grayelf is right, the only thing I see for scale is a lamp so I;m guessing
turkey or perhaps hawk or owl. Definitely a breastbone of a bird.



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:34 PM
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Gull Pelvis






posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:56 PM
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DocVelocity I have one of these and I know it's not one of them

without knowing the size of it and where it was found a such particulars it's hard to be sure ,but I know it's a sacrum and I'm leaning towards bird

not enough info to know more than that



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 09:24 PM
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www.skullsite.com...~tree

I would almost go with vulture pelvis bone and wish bone from between the wings. The picture seems to come from Columbia South Carolina from the craigs list posting.

3D Image
Move the red dot at bottom of image to slow rotation.


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posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 08:38 AM
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It does look like the pelvis of a bird. That would be my personal guess.



Finding out which bird would require measurements, I think.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 08:50 AM
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it is a bird pelvis. i'm gonna say penguin. they have no movement in
their lower extremities. hence their waddle.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 08:52 AM
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It was found in the woods near Columbia, South Carolina.

So I highly doubt that it is a penguin pelvis. But if it is, we have a whole new cryptozoological discussion on our hands.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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Spot on Nicolas Flamel!

It's indeed a bird's pelvis (aka pelvis girdle). It would have been easier to identify if there was a scale of some sorts (the lamp we see in the corner) may indicate that it's a smallish bird.

The pubis bone, rib(s) and pygostyle which are missing (or not visible?) in the image could (have) help(ed) to narrow down the search.

For example a ground-living bird's bone structure differ from that of swimmers and birds of pray on the other hand have very complex and thick bone structures.

Not much to go on from the pics.



posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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there is an update on the Craigslist post stating that it's a hip bone of a turkey vulture.



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