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Skull Family by lonelyrider07
Skull Family
Half of my skull collection. The remaining half is back home, but this is my collection thus far at my apartment while I attend school. Hopefully I'll be able to get an entire shot of my collection come April. :)

From left to right;
Painted Raccoon, Eastern Coyote, Black Bear (without mandible in photo), Red Fox, Beaver, Raccoon, Painted White-tailed Deer, Pathologic Skunk, Pine Marten, Ermine, Painted Domestic Cat, Black Bear, Beaver, fetal White-tailed Deer fawn, Painted Raccoon, and American Alligator head.

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Jigsaw WIP by lonelyrider07
Jigsaw WIP
Working on this as a birthday gift to my wonderful boyfriend who is a diehard fan of the Saw series. Finished version to be uploaded as soon as it's complete.

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Beaver Skull by lonelyrider07
Beaver Skull
This Beaver was given to me by a friend from Manitoba who received it from a Natural Resource Officer she had worked with in the past. According to him, this Beaver had been trapped, and the skull was put aside. It's relatively small for a beaver, but still a nice specimen. :nod:

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Red Fox Skull by lonelyrider07
Red Fox Skull
This Red Fox was given to me by a friend from Manitoba this past Christmas, who received it from a Natural Resources Officer she had worked with in the past. Apparently, he was found dead on the road which would explain his broken zygomatic arch on the other side of his head (which has been cleanly glued back together). He has a cracked lower canine tooth, but it appears to have been caused prior to becoming roadkill. 

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After years of neglecting this account, I have returned for now, and hopefully for a while. A lot has changed since the last time I spent time on this account. For one, I am finishing my third and final year of my college program, Fish and Wildlife Technology. I have been (and am currently) living five hours north of home to attend school, and I have loved it up until this point, but I am ready to go home and move on. But on the brighter side, being up here has brought me so much closer to wildlife, and provided a wonderful opportunity to improve my wildlife photography passion. My program has also fueled my fascination with animal skulls, and over the past few years, I have began piecing together a small but growing collection. Performing necropsies, trapping in school, and keeping standing relationships with hunter friends and taxidermists has really helped my little skull family along. I have posted a few pictures of my collection thus far, but half of them are here with me, and the others I've brought back home. At some point, I will have them all documented in my gallery. I take pride in preparing the skulls myself; skinning, fleshing, boiling (since I don't have the means for obtaining beetles at the moment, unfortunately) and then whitening (and sometimes piecing and gluing back together). As you may have seen, I also have painted a few "trial" skulls, and they have really taken off, so I will eventually be selling them outside of friends and family. (:

So far, my personal collection consists of:
                                                          -White-tailed Deer (3)
                                                          -Black Bear (2)
                                                          -Raccoon (2)
                                                          -Pine Marten (1)
                                                          -Ermine (1)
                                                          -Great Horned Owl (1)
                                                          -Fisher (1)
                                                          -Coyote (1)
                                                          -Domestic Cat (1)
                                                          -Domestic Horse (1)
                                                          -Skunk (pathological) (1)
                                                          -American Alligator (1)
                                                          -Purple-necked Rock Wallaby (1)
                                                          -Moose (1)
                                                          -Double-crested Cormorant (1)
                                                          -Rat (1)
                                                          -Beaver (1)
                                                          -Red Fox (1)

I have a friend in Manitoba right now touching base with a lot of contacts in hopes of grabbing me more skulls, with high hopes for a large Timber Wolf and a Polar Bear. 

But, most importantly, I want to thank all my watchers, new and old, for the continued support. I wasn't sure if I'd ever come back to this account, but it's encouraging to see that old friends are still around, and that my new ones are just as kind and insightful as ever. Thank you (:
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Stephanie
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Fish and Wildlife Technologist.

Skull collector & cleaner.

Wildlife photographer.
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:iconalixmaria:
AlixMaria Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the trade  =P (Razz) 
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lonelyrider07 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!

xx.
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Deadlytwins Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the trade! Hooray Llama Badges 
It's really appreciated!
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lonelyrider07 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!

xx.
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erypeth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you for the llama trade!
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lonelyrider07 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!

xx.
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ammateurish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  New member
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the llama! :)
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lonelyrider07 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.

xx.
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jglillustration Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the Llama!
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lonelyrider07 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!

xx.
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