Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Zoology Lesson For Today

Deer Teeth, 2015

One day a few years ago my oldest son came home from a walk in the woods with a deer skull, which he gave to me.  He's so goddamn thoughtful.  I've done photo studies of the skull, and with a little curiosity and a google search, discovered that I could assign an age to the deer based on the wear on its teeth.   By my calculations this deer was approximately 3 1/2 years old when it died, as indicated by the amount of wear on the first molar and the width of the dentine in all of the teeth.

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