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Wosret

Halifax, Canada

#1 May 24, 2010
I was looking into this strange find in Ontario for the last couple days, and after examining the anatomy of the suspect species, I have come to the concluding that it is most likely a wolverine, or a fisher, whose suffered, some water damage, and whose face has been pushed in, and up, likely from hitting rocks or some such in the current.

The only think I can parse is the ears... I have been unable to find anything suggesting that they are strange (although there has been no significant professional analysis, as if yet), so I may just be blind, or insane... but they look morphologically backward to me. The flap should be on the other side, shouldn't it?

The picture that reveals this is the least displayed on articals, or on blogs, so it may have been overlooked for not being seen at all. I'll link to the picture now: http://www.soft-parade.com/wp-content/uploads...

Perhaps its just the way it is sprawled over its face, but to me it looks backward.

Not suggesting this makes it a new species in itself, I just found this offer. There are plenty of documented cases of similar ear deformation, so it would still be more parsimonious to think it a wolverine or fisher with deformed ears.

In any case, I'd love some opinions from some people that know what they're talking about, rather than jump to conclusions.
Wosret

Halifax, Canada

#2 May 24, 2010
Should have maybe proof read that before I press submit. I tend to edit things after submitting, and reading... bad habit.

Please reading this one instead:

I was looking into this strange find in Ontario for the last couple days, and after examining the anatomy of the suspect species, I have come to the conclusion that it is most likely a wolverine, or a fisher, whose suffered some water damage, and whose face has been pushed in, and up, likely from hitting rocks or some such in the current.

The only thing I can't parse is the ear... I have been unable to find anything suggesting that they are strange (although there has been no significant professional analysis, as of yet), so I may just be blind, or insane... but they look morphologically backward to me. The flap should be on the other side, shouldn't it?

The picture that reveals this is the least displayed on articles, or on blogs, so it may have been overlooked, for not being seen at all. I'll link to the picture now: http://www.soft-parade.com/wp-content/uploads ...

Perhaps its just the way it is sprawled over its face, but to me it looks backward.

Not suggesting this makes it a new species in itself, I just found this off. There are plenty of documented cases of similar ear deformation, so it would still be more parsimonious to think it a wolverine or fisher with deformed ears.

In any case, I'd love some opinions from some people that actually know what they're talking about, rather than jump to conclusions.
Wosret

Halifax, Canada

#3 May 24, 2010
*Face-palm*

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