Name that skull!
September 9, 2019 7:14 AM   Subscribe

My sister and her family are temporarily living in an AirBNB while they wait to close on their own house. In the rental, this animal skull is displayed on the mantelpiece. What is it?
posted by ocherdraco to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
 
Looks like a coyote to me.
posted by bondcliff at 7:18 AM on September 9, 2019 [2 favorites]


Wolverine?
posted by amanda at 7:18 AM on September 9, 2019


Pretty sure it's a coyote.

Definitely not a wolverine!
posted by ChuraChura at 7:25 AM on September 9, 2019 [1 favorite]


Canine, so probably coyote or similarly-sized dog - their skulls are pretty much the same.
posted by aspersioncast at 7:33 AM on September 9, 2019 [2 favorites]


I was also thinking coyote. Section B of this mammal skull key can help you distinguish between different canids.
posted by Redstart at 7:38 AM on September 9, 2019 [3 favorites]


Badger, I think

On edit: nevermind. Way different.
posted by Rinku at 7:41 AM on September 9, 2019


We’re going with coyote! Thanks everyone!
posted by ocherdraco at 9:37 AM on September 9, 2019 [1 favorite]


Though you wanted us to actually name it. I vote Monty!
posted by pyro979 at 4:37 PM on September 9, 2019 [3 favorites]


I will inform my family that MetaFilter has named the coyote skull Monty when next I see them.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:57 PM on September 9, 2019


Definitely canid, probably coyote. Here's one in situ for reference.
posted by workerant at 8:59 AM on September 10, 2019


I see it more as “Chompy.” Maybe the voting is closed, though.
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 7:06 PM on September 10, 2019


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