Mountain was working a groundhog in the hedge, but she could not quite reach it, and the soil was rock hard. She was in a good location and so I just waited for her at the edge of the field, glad she was going to get a little energy wrung out of her before we went home. Gideon and I were already pooped from a dig just a few minutes earlier, but Mountain had had to play honor guard on that one.
While we waited, I noticed a patch of fur and just a few feet away, small bones. Can you guess what this creature was, based on skull and fur?
I now have a very complete skeleton in a bag - backbone, ribs, leg bones, shoulders, hips, skull, even toe nails. It's rare to get a skeleton as complete as this one is unless you've boiled the animal clean yourself. I'm pretty sure I could articulate this one pretty well with nothing but a glue gun. It would be a fun project for a grade school class.