Saturday, November 15, 2008

coyote jawbone

amid the bottles
cans and trash by roadside
coyote jawbone

[At least it looks more canine than feline, but I don't know for sure. Does anyone else out there? The jawbone is exactly 5 inches from one end to the other. The haiku works as a poem, I think, even if my animal physiology is off.]


Marianne said...

I would definitely agree that it's canid. At 5 inches, might be a fox? But coyote is certainly a possibility, I would guess. It's been a looooonnnng time since my skulls & skins (aka mammalogy) lab.

Jamie said...

Sheila, one of our library managers, has an elk jawbone that looks remarkably similar, though it's much longer. But this was outside Taos. I'm sticking with the coyote for now. - Welcome

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