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May 16, 2014 6:12 PM

What animal are these bones from?

Hello,

 

I was wondering if anybody knew what animal/animals these bones are from? I found them in my garden, which is very close to a canal. The bones were from two overgrown planters left from previous owners.

 

I have previously found a rat skull, but unfortunately that got broken. But I believe that the largest bone is far too big for a rat.

 

I do have more photos if this helps.

 

Many thanks,

 

Amy

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    May 19, 2014 6:46 PM (in response to AmyTattoo)
    Re: What animal are these bones from?

    Looking at photo ending 552;-

     

    at the far right is an avian Humerus, probably from a young bird possibly a heron

    Ulna of a bird, species unknown

    Metartarsus of a bird (foot bone), species unknown, species unknown

    Metatarsus of a bird

    Femur of a mammal, correct size for a brown rat.

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