Red fox (Vulpes vulpes). These are the three reds I currently own! The first one is pretty standard save for an ingrown incisor. The second is the skull from Citrine, a red fox from a fur farm who showcases the more ‘doggy’ structure from the domestication process. The final guy is well…wild. He’s absolutely massive with that weird indent in his skull that seems to be a birth defect rather than an injury. Not to mention the pitting in the bone, deformed jaw, and blood staining on the teeth, likely due to an infection.
This was my first attempt at clearing and staining. I think it went pretty well and I’m very happy with my work!
Hello! I work for my school’s natural history collections so I
understand all the laws and have all the permits I need to care for my
dead things. This piece is not a personal collection piece, but the
And finally out of the last batch is this very interesting wild fox with some piebalding on him. It’s a horrible shame he slipped on his back but at least it wasn’t on those beautiful white markings!
The white is interesting since it seems rather symmetric for a mutation. Definitely a one of a kind fox!
I brought home my first roadkill. I found this lovely lady on the side of the road. She was already smelling pretty ripe, so I buried her. I’ll check on her in spring and see if I can collect any of the bones.