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Sunday, November 4, 2007

CSI Arkansas

Yesterday I went to my granddaughter's soccer match. The fields are adjacent to a creek that I used to fish quite often. Since the soccer fields have been built, access to the creek is very limited. I decided to take my rod and reel to do a little fishing during half time. I was on this little point of land in the creek when I looked down and discovered the remains of an animal. Some of the fur and most of the bones were there. The skull was there, less the lower jaw bone. I picked it up because I knew my granddaughter would be thrilled to take this treasure to school. She has always loved picking up insects, worms, and the like. It drives her mother nuts! Sure enough, after the soccer match (which her team lost 3-1) I gave Katelyn the skull. Her eyes lit up like she had just gotten the best Christmas present ever.
After I got home, I did a web search to try to discover exactly what kind of animal remains I had found. It didn't take too long to determine I had stumbled upon a raccoon. Well, as they say, "Parts is parts." The amount of information available and the ease of access to it through the Internet still amazes me.

5 comments:

Dane Bramage said...

How in the world did you identify an animal skull on the internet? That in itself would make an interesting post.

Angie said...

I couldn't agree more. It's hard to imagine now how we ever found information before the internet. I guess we actually went to the library and looked at books with actual pages. ;)

ravensroads said...

What a cool granddaughter you have :)

evilpinkcupcake said...

ohhhh I so woulda ended up doing the icky dance! Hopefully Boogie never comes across a skull though it's highly likely that he will around here...

Joyce said...

One word. Ewwwwww.