Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wanna guess what this is?

Only one of my sons would go out into the yard to get his shoes and come running back with this...

The first time they found one of these, we were completely stumped. I thought it was a piece of broken cup handle. Hubby thought it was from an animal. Someone thought it was a claw. I can't remember which of my online friends steered me towards images of taxidermy supplies, but it looks a lot like the images of porcupine teeth. I don't think I have a lot of porcupines in my yard, so I was confused until we started seeing the nutria. Those, we've got an overabundance of.

And apparently they leave their teeth lying around.  

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Wow, those are big teeth! The company I work for has put wire around all the trees to discourage the Nutria from eating the bark. They also have the animal control folk out trapping them when they get really bad. I was surprised the first time I walked between buildings and ran into one that just continued eating the grass and acting like it owned the place. Not fear of humans.


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