On a little hike the other day I found this skull. First I just noticed the lower jaw bone, looked around and there was the skull. This is very uncommon to find together so I was quite happy.
It hadn’t been there all that long for there were still small shreds of meat left plus it stunk.
I took it home to clean and preserve.
I let it soak in water all night then removed the last bits of meat. I then soaked it another night with some Dawn dishwashing soap in the water. This cleaned it more and removed most of the stink. Then I let it set out in the sun all day.
Some of the teeth fell out during the process which was fun trying to replace back in their proper place. I first had it set up with the jaws closed then changed my mind and set it with them open. Which do you like best?
This is a small bobcat. Too big for a domestic cat. The coyote skulls have a long snout. I have another bobcat skull but not in as good condition and it is missing the lower jaw bone. This one will make a nice addition to my collection up on the dash.
Yes, Beans checked it out.
This creeps me out Dad!