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Darren Garrison 02-14-2020 04:21 PM

What is this jaw fragment?
 
A friend just texted me this asking what it is. (Found in South Carolina.) No indication of scale. It doesn't seem to match possum or raccoon. Ideas?

pool 02-14-2020 04:23 PM

Deer?

Beckdawrek 02-14-2020 04:50 PM

I'm thinking 'deer' as well. Of course w/o size, It's a WAG.

Those grooved teeth might help with identification.

Darren Garrison 02-14-2020 04:52 PM

Yeah, just got another angle (and scale.) deer seems clear.

pool 02-14-2020 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darren Garrison (Post 22139472)
Yeah, just got another angle (and scale.) deer seems clear.

But the question remains what killed our dear deer friend, were there signs of a struggle, any semen recovered from the scene?


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