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Discussion: Coyote?

in: anniemac; anniemac > 2016-03-16

Mar 17, 2016 12:07 PM # 
JanetT:
Or fox? Depends on how long it was. If even longer, bear could be a possibility.

The pointy description rules out deer which have biting teeth, then a gap, then crushing teeth towards the back.
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Mar 17, 2016 4:10 PM # 
anniemac:
That's what I thought re: pointy teeth!!
Mar 17, 2016 7:59 PM # 
hughmac⁴:
I'm guessing it wasn't a bear in Pennypack Park (Philadelphia). Neat!

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http://infinitespider.com/animal-skull-id/
Mar 17, 2016 9:42 PM # 
anniemac:
it's the bottom mandible....i'll get it next monday if i can find it again :)
Mar 18, 2016 4:01 AM # 
furlong47:
That ID site claims horses have no top incisors, which is incorrect. I wonder if all the rest of it is right...

If you get a photo of it, the naturalist at work may be able to ID it if I see him when he's in to do his segment.
Mar 18, 2016 4:23 AM # 
anniemac:
Cool!!
Mar 18, 2016 7:22 PM # 
hughmac⁴:
Yeah, that's silly, @furlong. Horses sure do have incisors!!

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The writer links to a nice chart (no horse, though):

http://wildwoodtracking.com/skulls/dentalformulae....

There's your horse teeth ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_teeth
Mar 20, 2016 5:02 PM # 
JanetT:
If its small it could be porcupine or raccoon. If you take a picture be sure to have something for scale. Looking forward to hearing more. I love IDing things. :-)

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