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Monster Raccoon
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Published: March 3, 2018
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Just got this greasy beauty in the mail!
It is the biggest and strongest raccoon I've ever seen - look how it dwarfes my european badger (right).
The zygomatic bones are impressive and it got some neat spikes and a big ridge.
Too bad it is so greasy. Otherwise - except a broken tooth also - it is perfect.
This bugger is already in the degreasing tank and won't be seen for a few months :)

(Short note: Yes, the photos are terrible. I am incredibly sorry but I don't have the capacity to treat this account properly at the moment. Once my university and job stop eating my soul it will be back to normal!)
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3992x2792px 2.13 MB
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10/400 second
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Date Taken
Mar 3, 2018, 6:06:12 PM
COOLPIX P7700 V1.0
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ChippahProfessional Traditional Artist
Them zygomatics thooooo. Must've been one chunky fella. Have you ever tried degreasing in acetone? It's worked quite well for me and it's very fast/doesn't hurt the bone. To each their own of course.
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CabinetCuriositiesHobbyist Artist
At the moment I like to degrease without acetone. I already have enough chemicals around :P
And eventhough I am an impatient monkey I guess I can wait a few months.
My super greasy fox took like 2 months so I guess the raccoon will be finished in 4 or 5.

And yeah, a super impressive animal. Would have loved to see it alive.
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JoweaselHobbyist Artist
Oh, excellent. I left some bones degreasing for moooonths this year because I was lazy, but I was justified, then! Tee hee...

What a huge skull. That raccoon must have flattened a few bins and led to a few double takes! 
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ExifiaHobbyist General Artist
Wow! What an amazing size!!
A very cool skull :D
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Tayna-SkullHobbyist Artist
Holla de Waldfee der ist wirklich mal heftiug oO und ein wunderschöner Bursche
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CabinetCuriositiesHobbyist Artist
Ich bin total begeistert :) War erst sehr besorgt, weil der Verkäufer so komisch war. Aber die Nasenknochen sind perfekt, ale Zähne da.. er muss nur entfettet werden.
Denke das dauert - mit Wasserwechsel alle 2-3 Wochen - sicher bis August.
Aber es wird sich lohnen.
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Tayna-SkullHobbyist Artist
denke auch das sich das Lohnen wird, ist aber wirklich nen koloss o.o
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Wow, what a beast!
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PsydracheHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, ist das ein Deutscher?
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CabinetCuriositiesHobbyist Artist
Frankreich :)

Aber eigentlich dürften die sich nicht sooo krass unterscheiden.
Die Zähne sind auch 1A. Denke das war einer, der über Jahre in Zivilisationsnähe sich rumgetrieben hat und nie Mangel hatte.
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KuroKomuiStudent General Artist
Hey, sorry if you've answered that anywhere already, but how do you degrease your skulls? I have a bit greasy fox skull, it's only on some spots (mainly the lower jaw) and I really don't know how to get this away D:
anyway, this racoon must have been enormous while alive o_o I have an european badger skull so I can imagine how massive it must be!
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CabinetCuriositiesHobbyist Artist
I degrease with warm water and dish soap.
Takes up to several months - that's the amount of time I estimated for this bugger.

I would have loved to see it alive.
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KuroKomuiStudent General Artist
oooh....well time for my little fox to go take a bath :D

I agree! my cat looks like a racooon, I would have loved to see both of them next to each other XD
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