Domestic sheep skull (Ovis aries)

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Ludwig Leichhardt
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Found these remains today dumped on an old cut off road bend.
My educated guess is that its a young sheep that has been killed for meat.
Young because the suture lines on the skull plates are not fused (as in an adult)
and because a young animal is best for meat.
There apears to be a bullet hole (indicated by the short stick) dead centre in the forehead.
This would probably be .22.

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