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    umm... are you SURE it's not fake? LOL it looks fake.... the more I look at it the more convinced i am that it's fake... but what the heck.
    ok... why I don't think it's a bird-
    1. the overall shape of the head. it's too wide and flat
    2. I'd think that the beak would still be there
    3. I see the places where the teeth should be. see those holes?
    4. the cranium is too big

    now... you say you found it on a beach... which would explain the lack of the ... the.... darn it... well, the eye bone thing and the missing teeth. I've found two skulls and on both of them the front teeth were either about to fall off or gone. Front teeth only have one root (unlike molars.. which have two or three) and are pretty easy to pull out. also- with all that rolling and bumping and stuff it was eroded and the eye socket bone was broken off.
    I don't think it's a reptile skull anymore because the front teeth wouldn't be so big... unless it had huge teeth compared to it's size.
    so... that leads me to say it's a mammal...
    it's definately not a rodent because rodents have big teeth and they go ALL the way back to the back of their skull. the size of the teeth holes would be bigger, and it would probably still have teeth because they go so far back.
    I also dubt that it's a hervivore because I can't think of any hervivore with a head that looks even remotely to that.
    so... if it's not a bird, fish, reptile, rodent, racoon (I have a racoon skull), or hervivore... what is it?
    where the hell is the nasal cavity though? and what's up with the back of the head? that raised thing wouldn't allow much movement of the head would it? and why can't I see the raised thing in the second to last picture?
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    Is that a rat or mouse skull?

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    Doesn't salt water also erode this kind of material? I think that's why the edges are all worn down... who knows what else is gone.

    I don't know what that thing in the front is that curves down and back, but I don't think it's a tooth. Maybe it's half of the roof of the mouth (the palate?).

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    Looks to me like a damaged gator skull, how big is it? Maybe an ex-pet caiman if it's it real small. any teeth left in it? less blurred pics would help alot.

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    Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish-Euripides
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    That would have to be a deformed gator.

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    IT's not rat, you can tell by the fact the "eye sockets", meaning the two holes in the centre of the top/bottom surface of the skull are much too small for the size of the skull and they are too close together. Also, if that was a rat skull, the rat would be at least 10" long, not including tail.

    The sort of flowing ares near what many people are calling the "nose" indicates some sort of adaption to accomodate tubes or something like that. Perhaps, wind pipes or a propulsion sytem like octopi and cuttlefish.

    No teeth left, no way it's a gator 'cause there aren't any around here..

    It's not fake

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    ack! i need to sleep. I'm dellusional. I'm reading things that aren't there.

    I've had a hard day and night, and i've been working like a dog
    I've had a hard day and night, I should be sleeping like a log (or something like that... lyrics from a song)
    Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish-Euripides
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