7.10.2009

final tracks




I love tracking. Some say an animal's skull is the last track it leaves behind. Maybe that is why I love skulls so much.




This is a skunk skull we found on the banks of the Conestoga river in PA. It was an old guy - teeth worn down, and evidence of severe infection above the canines. This one lived long, but its last years may have been difficult.








This skull I cleaned up from a roadkill beaver we found in Freeville, NY. It was a huge animal - probably over 40 pounds of rodent power.







The photos don't do it justice. This guy was huge.





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