My sons and their friends found these bones in the woods behind our house.  What animal are they from?  Since the skull is several inches long, we immediately figured it was from a large mammal.

Here is a closeup of the skull.  What do you think?  Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of the teeth which somehow got removed while the pack of boys were playing with it.

After viewing photos of different animal skulls, I believe that these are deer bones.  We’ve seen deer in our backyard before, so it is certainly possible.  Where did the rest of the animal go?  There are many possible animals that could have eaten the meat, including coyotes, vultures, and even flies.

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