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What have I dug up?

Just dividing some ornamental grass and came across a RATHER LARGE bone...
Any suggestions? Plant label to show scale.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,838
    You need @Punkdoc or @Steve the Gardening Vet   for this.
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  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,378
     Where do you get your blood, fish and bone, Wonky? I hope someone will be able to help.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,130
    Looks like the sort of bones you get in pet shops for dogs.
    Maybe a fox has found it and buried it in your garden.
    2 years ago I found a small round of Camembert buried a few inches under the soil in my veg patch and I don't remember sowing it. I guess the fox was waiting for it to mature :)

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    Obelixx said:
    You need @Punkdoc or @Steve the Gardening Vet   for this.
    I hope it’s rather more in Steve’s line of work rather than in Punkdoc’s 😱

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  • It’s a cow’s distal femur. The bit above the knee. Most likely. 😃 🦴 🐮 
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  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,477
    Haha Pitter-patter, dont think I need any more bone and certainly don't want blood, get enough of that pruning the roses! 
    Thanks Steve, reassuring considering I live a few doors down from the Suffolk strangler or what ever they ended up naming him!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    Phew! 😅 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,605
    Bit bigger than I am used to dealing with, but agree with Steve, it looks like the femur from a cow, the bit that with the tibia would form the knee joint.
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,157
    If you dig out more parts @WonkyWomble maybe you could create a "Dippy the Dinosaur"  feature in your garden ?
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