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Mammal Wombat (?) skull

biggles1024

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I found this whilst walking a 'track' yesterday.
Location: Just out of Warburton, Vic, about 80km east of Melbourne. https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Melbourne+VIC/Warburton+VIC/@-37.7774183,145.6761719,10z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ad646b5d2ba4df7:0x4045675218ccd90!2m2!1d144.96328!2d-37.814107!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b282da0898c2fdb:0x5045675218cf6e0!2m2!1d145.689087!2d-37.753601

The only object I had that I could use for size comparison was my GPS.
I'm thinking it is a Wombat even if only because I can't think of another animal with a skull that big that might have been in that area.
There was once a track here, but it is now very overgrown and the amount of deadfall, branches both large and small and entire trees now cover it. I shed quite a bit of blood walking along it.


http://s12.photobucket.com/user/biggles1024/library/Bones/Wombat
 

Hairyman

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Deer, sheep or goat perhaps? The back of the skull looks different - more rounded than a wombat and the molar teeth also
are in a curved row rather than straight row.
 

biggles1024

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Deer, sheep or goat perhaps? The back of the skull looks different - more rounded than a wombat and the molar teeth also
are in a curved row rather than straight row.

Out of those three, Deer is the most likely. I've never heard of Goats being in that area and there are only a handful of farms for a sheep to have escaped from. In addition, having experienced that track twice, I can't iimage that a sheep, with its fleece catching on every protruding branch or stick, could move around outside of the nearby firetrack. It really is close country. I had my machete in my car and should have used it to cut a path through all the deadfall.

Thanks for your input. :)
 
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