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Can anyone identify this skull?

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,089
edited 1 July in The potting shed
Found this small skull in my friends garden this morning.Thought at first it was from a bird but I see it has teeth at the back of the jaw so now thinking maybe a rat?
Roughly 2.5 inches long.

“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,554
    Those are teeth for grinding vegetable matter, so rabbit.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,089
    Thanks!
    Now wondering how a rabbit got in my friends garden!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,928
    Somebody’s long-buried pet.

    The first thing I turned up in a new garden once was somebody’s old moggie.😕
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,089
    pansyface said:
    Somebody’s long-buried pet.

    The first thing I turned up in a new garden once was somebody’s old moggie.😕
    If it is a pet it is a very old one,my friend has lived in the house for 22 years and my Mum lived there for 10 years,the people before that were not rabbit keeping types!
    Maybe it is one that wandered in from somewhere?
    I know there was a pet place in a nursery just down the road and they have had some escapees from time to time.I once saw a gerbil run across my Mum's drive!!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 2,693
    Alas poor Thumper!
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