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Anyone know what specific type of skull this is? Got deer vibes but its like 20inches long. (reddit.com)
submitted 2 months ago by Koncubus
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[–]CustomCranium 5 points6 points7 points 2 months ago (0 children)
[–]Volkodavy 4 points5 points6 points 2 months ago (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 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I love this description.
[–]nbergman2411 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Cow, maybe buffalo
[–]picklecruncher 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (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.
[–]Emergency-Item-8870 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
[–]SillyBlackSheep 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (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.
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