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Old 09-22-2018, 04:37 AM   #1
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Question Found: Mystery Bones...

In July, the white bone was discovered by a guest's dog, who had chewed one end. From casual knowledge, it appears to be a fore- or rear-limb of a medium/large-sized critter. (Femur or humerus bone).

Had it been recovered from a known pet cemetery that had been bulldozed about 10 years ago to build a rental McMansion? This is very unlikely, as the bones appeared much larger than any pet the former owners had kept.



Then yesterday, while wading at our shorefront to take pictures of algae, I stumbled on a similarly-sized bone—which I noticed had been sawed-off!



Above, both bones were rotated 90░—the lowest bone displayed in its "proximal lateral aspect". (For our physicians, biologists and zo÷logists ).

The saw's cut suggests a wider cut than one would expect from a butcher shop. It was also not a complete cut, as the bone was sawed—then broken off.

About four years ago, a fresh pelvis bone appeared about 300 feet distant from these pictured bones. (After a search of Google images, I'd decided it wasn't deer or human, so gave up).

Before I drop these off at the WPD, perhaps a hunter, doctor or meat-cutter can explain which critter these mystery bones came from. I'd guess an adult human upper arm bone would measure about 9-inches.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:44 AM   #2
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Probably deer bones:

https://campus.murraystate.edu/acade...gthRatios.html
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:46 AM   #3
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Default Found this in my yard...

During spring clean-up. Conjures up lots of speculation as to what happened!
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During spring clean-up. Conjures up lots of speculation as to what happened!
Coyotes...
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