Well, I couldn’t start off this special Halloween post without the Canterbury Kitten! Read about the Canterbury kitten from one of my previous posts here. One last photo of this kitten:
Next up, deer skulls:
These two deer were battling when their antlers became intertwined and they were stuck. Struggling to get free, they eventually died, still stuck together. This is not uncommon in the deer world and is one of the hazards of competing.
Now, for the skull of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake:
Only one set of fangs will be attached to a venom gland. Note how all of the teeth point inward, so a prey item can slide in easily, but not out.
Here’s the full skeleton of a gray whale:
And a hominid skeleton:
On Halloween last year, the California Academy of Sciences had a “coolest dead thing” contest for its employees. This mummified raccoon took the prize:
This was a really cool second place:
And last but not least, here is another stained specimen, a fish:
And there you have it! Some mummies, skulls and skeletons for a Happy Halloween!