Necromancer's Apprentice


Skins, bones, tendons & other amusing things

As most of you are probably aware, I really like pinnipeds. I was therefore really happy when, recently, I managed to find on ebay and purchase a small lot of assorted grey seal skull pieces for the great price of £25. The listing only had one photo and there was no indication of the size of the bones.

Imagine my excitement when I opened the box today and found, among others, this huge rostrum. It is shown next to my grey seal skull, which I suspect to be a young female and which is 20 cm in length. The rostrum weighs as much as the entire smaller skull and the remaining teeth are very worn. This must’ve been a big, old animal. It’s just a shame the canines are gone.

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    For some reason, it never occurred to me to look for taxidermy skulls on ebay. This is going to be a problem for that...
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    I thought it was a little expensive for a single piece of snout when I first saw it, but it seems to be the same same...
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    Oh damn that’s gorgeous! And huge oh my. There seems to be another similar bit of bone up here although not quite as...
  20. blackunic0rn said: Whoa! Look at that monster! and the pitting on the bone… is it weathering or some sort of pathology?