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The unfeathered bird

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09.17.14 ♥ 41
Camera: iPhone 5s
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large and small snapping turtles

Look at that gnarly big skull on the left. Solid bone beak, high attachment at the back of the skull for strong muscles. Single circular hole at the front for the sinuses. Such an awesome skull!

bluereverie:

large and small snapping turtles

Look at that gnarly big skull on the left. Solid bone beak, high attachment at the back of the skull for strong muscles. Single circular hole at the front for the sinuses. Such an awesome skull!

09.17.14 ♥ 27

octopussiour:

Oh no I accidentally confused you with another blog whoops!! But that is an awesome story thank you for sharing!

Oh hah xD I’m intrigued as to whom you confused me with now ^^

All cleaned up - Michaels bones! I have his right wing and both feet preserved (dried in salt). On my ever increasing “I will one day articulate you” list, it would be interesting to do an articulation with a mixture of bones and preserved tissue and feathers :)

09.16.14 ♥ 16
Okay, serious question; where did you get that turtle shell? Cause she's so beautiful, and I cannot get her out of my mind

Asked by fighting-thestorm

This girl? From M, my guy who works in a petshop and saves deceased animals to be preserved. I’ll be popping by to drop her and the other chelonians that I was cleaning for M once I’ve scrubbed them up and glued on the loose scutes

09.16.14 ♥ 4

octopussiour:

mydeadthingsdiary:

A photo of when he was alive was found buried on someones FB account. So here he is, when he was alive alongside his impressive skull.

Was there serving different about Harely that made him stand out? Or was he from a good breeding line? Sorry lol

I don’t fully understand the intent behind your question?

But the background behind Harley is; he was a rescue great dane which my fiances family had (a couple of years before i met them). He bore physical and mental scars but was a lovely dog. The family thought he might be a bit of a throw back as he didn’t look like a pure great dane, though he came from great dane parents. He sadly died of a heart attack at home and was buried in the garden. Queue me becoming interested in dead things and me showing my fiances family some of my collection last year. They suggested that I could dig up Harley (as they did not wish to leave him in the garden if they ever moved out). And so I did, and cleaned him up a bit. He currently resides on a shelf in my room at my parents house, though he’s also travelled out and about to UK vulture culture meets with me :)

I have a sort of fascination with Harley as I was told stories about him by my fiance (who was the person closest to and most trusted by Harley) but their family had very few photos of Harley and no videos. And I do not take it lightly that they let me dig him up from where they had buried him in the garden and they have thus far let me keep him.

foxhex:

mydeadthingsdiary:

A photo of when he was alive was found buried on someones FB account. So here he is, when he was alive alongside his impressive skull.

I love this because it’s a reminder to fellow bone collectors that these bones once belonged to a living creature and must be respected as such.

Harley was beautiful alive and beautiful in death.

Agreed! I think there’s something very sombering about having photos of the animals who now reside in our collections before they died. I really wish I had known Harley when he was alive, and that we had more photos of him in all his big brawny glory.

It’s a strange relationship I have with Harley as I know his owners and family so well but I barely knew him. When I stayed with my fiance and his family the last couple of days his skull came with me (along with Lady the horse). It was quite surreal presenting him back to his family

bonemonger:

urbanmongoose:

Can the skinning alive myth please just die already.

Seriously though, skinning dead is hard enough

Indeed

also, pun, .

A photo of when he was alive was found buried on someones FB account. So here he is, when he was alive alongside his impressive skull.

09.16.14 ♥ 49

mydeadthingsdiary:

Picked up more deceased reptiles (and an amphibian); two hingeback torts, two red eared sliders, pancake tort, juv reeves terrapin, axolotl, garter snake, panther chameleon and a royal python.

The middle three I’ve popped in the freezer, the others I am decomp’ing / have turned into wet specimens (bottom photo).

Will be returning the two hingeback tortoises and the pancake tortoises to M when they’re clean :) The rest I will be keeping / selling. And the little royal is a pastel morph

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Camera: Panasonic DMC-G2
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Exif Data Zoom I’m already thinking ahead to christmas presents and secret santa gifts for this year. I think I’m pretty easy to get non-dead things for — here’s my current collection of schleich figures (though I seem to have misplace my blue parrot and grey goose figures??) xD

I’m already thinking ahead to christmas presents and secret santa gifts for this year. I think I’m pretty easy to get non-dead things for — here’s my current collection of schleich figures (though I seem to have misplace my blue parrot and grey goose figures??) xD

09.16.14 ♥ 14
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i dnt normally get 2 angry but some literal fucking cunt hit these 3 baby pheasants when doing 60 down the road next to my house (genuinely like one car can fit down it and its all windy and u gotta do like 20 if that) he came round the corner ridic fast and we nearly had an accident and then he drove off just as fast afterwards and we went down the road a lil bit and there were 2 of these babies dead and one flapping around on the floor :( the 3rd baby died in my hands in the car on the way home.
I know i see roadkill/pick it up all the time and i cant make a big deal just because i pretty much saw this one happen, like every time it happens its like this but people need 2 not be such dicks i s2g or at least stop or slow down after or just like fucking care that they have killed an animal
like i will wholeheartedly admit i am happy when i find something dead on the road, which sounds bad but it is bcos i can pick it up and look after it from then onward and it wont just get hit several more times until it is a pile of feathers/fur on the road. I will love it and look after it and appreciate it for so long.
I am also sad when i find things bcos it is sad that something has just died and is helpless and wasn’t doing anything wrong at all and i am grateful that i have the honor 2 work with it afterwards and be so close up 2 an otherwise wild animal but sometimes i find it rlly hard having a hobby i adore so much (and am so lucky 2 have access 2) but then having 2 c horrible things like that it is v sad
RIP lil ladies and lil guy xoxox

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letmewearyourskin:

i dnt normally get 2 angry but some literal fucking cunt hit these 3 baby pheasants when doing 60 down the road next to my house (genuinely like one car can fit down it and its all windy and u gotta do like 20 if that) he came round the corner ridic fast and we nearly had an accident and then he drove off just as fast afterwards and we went down the road a lil bit and there were 2 of these babies dead and one flapping around on the floor :( the 3rd baby died in my hands in the car on the way home.

I know i see roadkill/pick it up all the time and i cant make a big deal just because i pretty much saw this one happen, like every time it happens its like this but people need 2 not be such dicks i s2g or at least stop or slow down after or just like fucking care that they have killed an animal

like i will wholeheartedly admit i am happy when i find something dead on the road, which sounds bad but it is bcos i can pick it up and look after it from then onward and it wont just get hit several more times until it is a pile of feathers/fur on the road. I will love it and look after it and appreciate it for so long.

I am also sad when i find things bcos it is sad that something has just died and is helpless and wasn’t doing anything wrong at all and i am grateful that i have the honor 2 work with it afterwards and be so close up 2 an otherwise wild animal but sometimes i find it rlly hard having a hobby i adore so much (and am so lucky 2 have access 2) but then having 2 c horrible things like that it is v sad

RIP lil ladies and lil guy xoxox

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fleshcircus replied to your photoset “My latest purchases from Amazon arrived today :) My new little vulture…”

Opinels are nice little blades for their price. Find I have to sharpen mine a fair bit but it gets lots of rough use, too.

Good to hear :) workwornhands mentioned them, but when I saw bonemongers cheap little opinel after my previous knife broke I decided to buy one

09.16.14 ♥ 2
Camera: Panasonic DMC-G2
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Exif Data Zoom Handsewn plain leather pouch for my opinel :) I hope it keeps it safe!

Handsewn plain leather pouch for my opinel :) I hope it keeps it safe!

mine, .