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Found this native yellow bellied cutie out on the road. Honestly thought the little guy was dead, even after picking it up and poking at it til his head popped out. Guessing a bird or something dragged him out of the lake, injuring his leg and eye in the process. Dropped him off at a quiet pond down the road and made sure he could swim fine before wishing him luck. Be strong little one!

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shadyufo:

Rottweiler Underbite
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shadyufo:

Rottweiler Underbite

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Mad Max: Fury Road {x}

(Source: almostsleepy)

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donutsornonuts:

We are gathered here today because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn’t stay alive.

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thebrainscoop:

Teeth rows of a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Often times the teeth of a shark are the only evidence of that species’ existence in the fossil record - their cartilaginous skeletons fail to preserve with the same frequency. These teeth, however, are not bone - they’re modified placoid plates; in other words, scales. 
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thebrainscoop:

Teeth rows of a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Often times the teeth of a shark are the only evidence of that species’ existence in the fossil record - their cartilaginous skeletons fail to preserve with the same frequency. These teeth, however, are not bone - they’re modified placoid plates; in other words, scales. 

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Picked up a cheap cat skull to clean up and sell but decided I rather liked it.

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spirit-vibes:

bunk-bed-alley:

soul—flowers:

seidur:

11 months healed scarification, done by Iestyn Flye!

I’m never going to be brave enough to do a scarification, but this is so damn beautiful!


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spirit-vibes:

bunk-bed-alley:

soul—flowers:

seidur:

11 months healed scarification, done by Iestyn Flye!

I’m never going to be brave enough to do a scarification, but this is so damn beautiful!

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Anonymous sent: And I assume that's the same for bleaching them as well? Thanks for answering btw :3

No problem! I just 3% peroxide for whitening after degreasing.

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Anonymous sent: Don't know if you've been asked this before, but how do you go about cleaning such large skulls such as horses, cows, and elks?

I just use the same maceration method for big skulls as I do for my smaller skulls in any stage of decay. Toss it in the water and let it sit, change the water ever few weeks until the bacteria decays the nasties off. Only real difference is what size tub I use, but it’s all equally as smelly.

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Anonymous sent: hi. whats wrong with selling birds of prey skulls? i really only admire others collections but i want to know about laws and regulations in case i ever started my own.

This is mainly for USA, as for every where else, Euroland, UKland, AsiaWorld, etc, I don’t know theirs.

They are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. There’s also a Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Basically people used to kill the shit out of birds for pretty feathers for hats and other useless ornamental things. Eventually people realized that we can’t kill whatever we wanted at endless quantities so the people that did care got together and boom, MBTA was founded, yay! Sing you beautiful feathery bastards! Shit on all the cars! Woo!

Here’s a link to the Treaty and here’s a list of the protected Birds, that list also protects the subspecies. Some more Linkies for legal info for CITES and other good shit.

For example, Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis. Also covers the subspecies of Sandhills - the Florida, Georgia, and Cuba Sandhill Crane.

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Penalties for violations of the MBTA can reach $15,000 and six months imprisonment for common violations. The sale or barter of migratory birds is a felony with penalties up to $500,000 and two years imprisonment. Some raptors are also protected under the Endangered Species Act, and both the Bald and Golden Eagles are also protected under the Eagle Act. A violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Act can result in a fine of $100,000 ($200,000 for organizations), imprisonment for one year, or both, for a first offense. Penalties increase substantially for additional offenses, and a second violation of this Act is a felony.

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So yeah, it can be some messy shit so whenever someone’s like ‘oh hey look, I found this dead owl’ tell them to put that shit back right where they found it. It’s a waste yes, but it is the law to protect them from people who do mean to do them harm for personal gain. Same with feathers, they’re pretty, it’s painful, but you should just walk away cause you can’t really tell if you really found them on the ground or shot and plucked them like a fall turkey. Nest, eggs, etc are protected as well. If you get a thrill off things of questionable legalities, then that’s your thing, a kind of thing that should remain as secretive as the kinky German dungeon porn you have stashed under your bed right now.

As for going the legal route , you’re better off playing the lottery cause the permits Fish and Game give out are mainly for educational facilities, etc. Native American tribes even have a shit ton of paper work and hope their number is called when getting bird of prey feathers for tribal use.

So all in all, I really hope you choose what your good conscious whispers in your ear as it caresses your inner thigh, cause no one else has control over your choices but you. I put my faith in you.

Some more Linkies on The Green Wolf’s law page including birds and local state laws on other critters, great for beginners as well as senior collectors.