Do you remember the awesome raccoon sleeping in the tree-top discovery? Well, that’s not all I discovered that day…I found the most interesting bone laying right on top of the ice on my trail. Yes, a bone.
Where did it come from? Who was chewing on it? Could this be a deer bone that a coyote cleaned off and then left on the trail? I don’t know, but it sure is an awesome find.
The neat part of this bone is all of the colors it contains. I can see green, blue, tan, and gray colors. It’s not just a white bone. Another fascinating aspect is the chew marks that an animal left as evidence on the bone. Some animal was very hard at work taking all the meat off.
Here is what the real bone looks like. I have no idea what animal this belonged to or where on the animal it should be located. Maybe someday I will figure it out, until then all I can do is sketch it.
This makes me laugh. I was pheasant hunting long, long ago and my daughter (now 18) ran up to me prancing with excitement. “Mommy, Mommy! I found a bone!” It was a bone all right. A big old cow skull (well cleaned, fortunately). It hung on one of the coat hooks by the back door for many years. She still likes bones. 😉 You and she would get along famously.
Cindy: That’s funny! I think you, your daughter and I would make great hiking buddies! If you’re ever in the Chicago area send me an email 🙂