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Thursday, January 21, 2010

MYSTERY SKELETON IN CORNWALL

The debate is still raging on the picture from Norway that we posted yesterday and I have to say that I agree with Max, Tony and Scotty that it does not look animate to me.

However, I have had this picture since Christmas. It was given to us by our good friends Jules and Dougie, the Cornish ghosthunters.

We have kept quiet about it, because we were hoping to retrieve the skeleton first, but since this photograph was taken last spring, the bones (we found out yesterday teatime) have disappeared. Probably the work of predators.

What is it?

6 comments:

Dr Dan Holdsworth said...

Looks like a smallish deer to me, but a shot of the skull would be most helpful, as would something in the picture to add scale.

Syd said...

A hiker who met a Cornish black dog

stormwalkernz said...

Judging from the size of the leaves in the photo it is not a very large animal. The Rock also hides a large percentage and being at such a distance makes identifiable markers hard to spot, as stated a skull view would certainly help a lot.

stormwalkernz said...

Judging from the size of the leaves in the photo it is not a very large animal. The Rock also hides a large percentage and being at such a distance makes identifiable markers hard to spot, as stated a skull view would certainly help a lot.

Max Blake said...

The vertebrae and ribs, as well as neck length point to a small deer, probably a roe deer. A skull shot would confirm this.

Paddy said...

Could be a sheep - see link for comparison image http://www.totally-cuckoo.com/14.02.09%20sheep%20skeleton.JPG