unknown animal found in backyard

Asked May 9, 2018, 2:15 PM EDT

My son dug this up in our yard. He is six years old and said he wants to be an archeologist. He was upset today when I found the skull in his book bag and I told him he couldn't take it with him to school. I would love to know what kind of animal skull this is to talk about it with him.

New Castle County Delaware wildlife

1 Response

That is terrific that your son is so interested. It is really hard to say what the skull is without the teeth. But may be able to narrow it down if you send me a photo of the top, so I can see the cranial lines, and the back, so I can see where the neck attaches to the skull. Send it to nicki.frey@usu.edu

Looking forward to sleuthing with you,