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Big tooth

Unread post by Austral » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:39 pm

Camping and hill climbing on dirt bikes at the moment in rough mountainous country 20 km's from Heathcote ,Vic and found this tooth on a heap of cow bones. It aint no cow tooth. What's people's opinion of this ?
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Unread post by Austral » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:23 pm

Another veiw, trying to get a responce.
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:24 pm

Sorry, just saw your post now, and that looks mighty like a cat or fox canine tooth to me... but it also looks way too big for fox... I'm no dental expert though.
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Re: Big tooth

Unread post by Austral » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:01 pm

Thanks Shazzoir but it would have ten times the bulk of a fox tooth . I've skun many foxes. I'll get a better photo with something next to it tomorrow.

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Unread post by Simon M » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:40 am

Perhaps a vet could identify the precise species it's from, or at least narrow it down to canine or feline?

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Unread post by Rusty2 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:31 am

I'm no expert but could it be a rear bird claw ?

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Re: Big tooth

Unread post by Austral » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:45 pm

First thoughts around the camp were that its a wedgy claw Rusty22 but its just too big and bulky, then we Googled panther tooth and came up with a perfect match.
I thought you had got some hairs DNA tested if i remember correctly Russell. Where did you get that done and what did it cost you if you dont mind saying please mate ?
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Re: Big tooth

Unread post by thehairyone » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:26 pm

Gday Austral
I just googled panther tooth and the first Cpl of pics do look exactly like yours
Could be a good find
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Unread post by Rusty2 » Fri May 04, 2018 4:46 pm

Austral wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:45 pm
I thought you had got some hairs DNA tested if i remember correctly Russell. Where did you get that done and what did it cost you if you dont mind saying please mate ?
Cheers.
I sent one hair sample to a friend who tested it . I have no idea where this happened or how much it cost , sorry .
As for the "tooth" , fascinating if it is .

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Unread post by Gavin » Sun May 20, 2018 8:36 am

Imho you are looking at a premolar. The fat end looks like it has enamel while the tapered end looks like bone.

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Re: Big tooth

Unread post by Austral » Tue May 22, 2018 5:27 am

Pre molar from what though ?

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