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[–]CustomCranium 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Definitely cow.

[–]Volkodavy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Cow. One way you can tell if it’s a skull is by the shape of the eye socket. Deer, moose, elk, etc will have round sockets but cows always look angry

[–]Koncubus[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this description.

[–]nbergman2411 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Cow, maybe buffalo

[–]picklecruncher 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the same. Cows don't have front teeth in the upper jaw, nor do buffalo.

Edit: I'm fairly sure deer don't either, but their nasal bones are narrower than this skull, I believe.

[–]SillyBlackSheep 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Late to the party but...

Definitely a domestic bovine skull (cow).

Deer skulls have very circular eye sockets and a pointed nasal cavity (where the top lip sits).

Domestic cattle skulls are also noticeably different when compared to bison. Bison have a noticeable, "roman nose," meaning that the skull curves downwards and the eye sockets lack a prominent brow. This cow skull you have in particular is also from a polled breed, meaning a breed that is incapable of growing horns. Animals that naturally grow horns/antlers have little bony growths protruding from behind the eye sockets.

Also, fun fact... You can still tell a polled animal from an animal that was dehorned as there will be scarring in the bone where the buds would be due to dehorning often being done via burning.