Sunday, April 18, 2010

Found a Skull - A Rabbit?

We found this skull, which we at first thought to be a bird's, on a stone beach at Lake Byllesby on Saturday. It has what appears from the side to be a yellow, extremely hooked beak something like that of a raptor.

But when seen from the front, it doesn't look like a beak, it looks like two curved front teeth. From searching Google images of "rabbit skull," I think that's what we might have, but I am very open to other more expert opinions.

Below is the underside.

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Dan Tallman said...

Rabbits have two sets of incisors on the upper jaw and one set on the lower. The two big incisors on the top front have a second small set behind them. I'm fairly certain this is unique to rabbits.

Penelope said...

Thanks for the insights!