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Old 09-25-2008, 11:36 AM
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here is one for you taxi ... what animal is it ?
I found this in a fishing net when I was a wee tot

This looks like a Canadian Lynx. Probably not a pet cat as pet cats are smaller and more fragile. Also a bobcat is usually bigger. Lynx have smaller skulls then bobcats.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:39 AM
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I would love a cougar skull. Could you hook me up??????????????
Probably not as they are hard to find. We have gotten cougar skulls from cougar hunters.. We also gotten Canadian Lynx from local trappers. If you can meet up with a hunter or trapper they often just through out the skull or head.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:41 AM
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awesome pics Taxi. I would love to get Sue a wolf skull
Wolf skulls are also hard to get. we got timber wolf from friend who does taxidermy. It was road kill.
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:42 PM
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Alright thats a little to freaky for me. Yikes
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:17 PM
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Very cool to see nice work! I don't think I would be into doing it myself, but I appreciate craftsmanship when I see it.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:39 PM
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wow guys and gays . all are great pictures.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:41 PM
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Pretty cool stuff Taxi! I never realized how much work went into cleaning them, thought nature takes care of it all, but guess not. Sounds like you know your work well, thanks for the info!
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:01 PM
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Dam good guess Taxi ...... thats exactly what it is
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:15 PM
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I just learned a whole bunch, thanks!

And very neat collection, looks like a good hobby...
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:01 AM
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Yes, bleach is bad. It depends whether a skull is fresh from fresh kill or recent kill. If fresh, easier to clean. Skulls that sit a long time in sun or in a bucket are harder to clean. We have bear and cougar that are hard to clean because just store in bucket.

It is best to simmer slowly like soup, not boil. Boil to much it ruins skull. With a fresh skull, the meat will fall off easy. With an old skull sometimes have to use dental picks. Use Hydrogen Peroxide to get white. You can use the kind in stores. It is very low amount 4%, but will work. We buy lots of bottles of peroxide. Store thinks we are crazy. Takes longer. A taxidermist uses up to 20 to 25%, but have to buy special. Also very dangerous.

Often you have to use the dental picks to get some of the meat out and inside like the brain. Usually we can spray it out with water in the sink for small skulls. With big skulls we have used a power washer.

It is important to take out the teeth before power spraying or washing. Glue back in with white glue. For small skulls teeth are easy to lose.
With really old skulls, teeth are hard to get out.
Awsome info Taxi. Thank you very much for taking the time.
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wow vedy cool shit.
also i learned me some shit here too. vedy happy i am very hpyy
thanks for shraing man
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