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    Default Odd jawbone in house

    My dogs dragged this lower jaw into the house and have been working on it all day. It's got really wicked fangs, but the back teeth are grinders. Can anyone here identify the critter for me? It looks rather hoggish, but there are no hogs (unless wild) anywhere around, and as far as I know no one has done any butchering or whole hog barbecues recently on my farm.
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    Look like wild hog jawbone to me. UGH
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    Looks like a wild boar to me too. You might not know if you have them around, as they tend to stay very well hidden. We have a bunch of them around here, but I have never actually seen one. My neighbors hunt them though. They shot one about 75 yards from my house several months back.



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    Looks like a pig to me too. They are pretty shy usually.



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    Feral hog.

    Not an animal I'd want to sneak up on or surprise.



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    Bring it out for your vet to look at next time he/she is out.



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    Isn't it lovely what the dogs bring back? Our dog brought a deer leg back one year, still had skin on it and it was flexing as he ran with the leg...way too disgusting!
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    http://anthropology.net/2007/09/04/a...ory/pig-skull/

    check out the pic.
    definitely pig jaw.
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    Yikes!!! I'd be thankful the rest of the animal wasn't alive and attached to the bone!
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    How big was it? I'd keep an eye out for feral hogs. Where there's one, there's more. Most of the time people never know they have them around...but think they may have a chupacabra because livestock tends to get the snorts-bolts for seemingly no reason...usually from hog stench they can smell.
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    The jaw is not more than eight inches long, so it must have come from a baby pig.
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    From the looks of it, not a recent kill. Coulda died of natural causes years ago. Or been shot years ago. But definitely swine. I know there are tons of feral hogs/pigs in Georgia as well as many other states- in your neighborhood too? Or, an escaped domestic perhaps.



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    As far as I know, there are no hog raisers anywhere around where I am. But a pig pull party with a whole barbecued baby pig is certainly conceivable and might well be the source of the jaw. Those pigs usually are cooked with the head intact.

    We do have scads of wild pigs inside the Mississippi River levees, and my farm backs up to a river that runs into our bayou, both of which have dense cover. Some of the Ole Man River wild pigs might have migrated.
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