Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bones and fossils and stuff

I may have mentioned I'm moving. Last Saturday was supposed to be Packing Day #1.

I got about 10 minutes in and unearthed my box of fossils and fragile bones that I'd almost forgotten about. I ended up spending the next few hours with the light box and a camera instead.

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Things learned: a single lamp with bright white CFL is a leeeetle harsh.

Also, anyone want to help identify this skull? My mom (bless her) found it while hiking and collected it for me. I'm guessing young long-tailed weasel, but I'd welcome a second opinion.

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3 comments:

Retrieverman said...

It's either a long-tailed weasel or the ermine/stoat/short-tailed weasel.

The long-tail is found only in the Americas (all the way to Bolivia), and the other is of a Holarctic distribution.

Retrieverman said...

I have a long-tailed weasel in the freezer. It was shot about a decade ago, and it has partially turned white for the winter.

CyborgSuzy said...

What a coincidence. My dad has two weasels in the freezer.

Hmm, that sure does sound dirty...