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Mar 11, 2014 3:23 PM

Help identifying bones found in garden

Hi all,

 

My wife has been tidying up our garden, and has today found a haul of bones which we can't identify. Our first thought was a fox, but the vertebrae and long (leg?) bones don't seem right. Any help appreciated!

 

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Here's a link to a larger image

 

The largest bone, the one on the right, is nine inches long.

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    Mar 11, 2014 5:40 PM (in response to z0mbee)
    Re: Help identifying bones found in garden

    Most of what you have here looks very much like turkey bones. The long bone is the tibia, the pelvis is on the left of the photo and the vertebra would also fit with Turkey. The bone below the three/four vertebra is the sacrum; turkey and some of the other bones would fit with this. However, the top bone looks like a mammalian tibia and the flat triangular bone is also mammalian, the ilium of the pelvis; both of these could be sheep. There is one bone on the bottom row which is the lower end of a mammalian humerus, again the size would suggest sheep.

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